A sign/abbreviation for "magister"
Adam Borowski via Unicode
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Fri Nov 2 10:04:13 CDT 2018
On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 01:44:25PM +0000, Michael Everson via Unicode wrote:
> I write my 7’s and Z’s with a horizontal line through them. Ƶ is encoded
> not for this purpose, but because Z and Ƶ are distinct in orthographies
> for varieties of Tatar, Chechen, Karelian, and Mongolian. This is a
> contemporary writing convention but it does not argue for a new SEVEN WITH
> STROKE character or that I should use Ƶ rather than Z when I write
And that use conflicts with Ƶ ƶ being an allograph of Polish Ż ż, used
especially when marks above cap height are unwanted or when readability is
important (Żż is too similar to Źź). It also happened to be nicely
renderable with Z^H- z^H- vs Z^H' z^H' on printers which had backspace.
I unsuccessfully argued for such a variant on a "historical terminals" font:
But in either case the difference is purely visual rather than semantic.
The latter still applies to _some_ uses of superscript, but not to the
⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀ Have you heard of the Amber Road? For thousands of years, the
⣾⠁⢰⠒⠀⣿⡁ Romans and co valued amber, hauled through the Europe over the
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ mountains and along the Vistula, from Gdańsk. To where it came
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀ together with silk (judging by today's amber stalls).
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