A sign/abbreviation for "magister"

Garth Wallace via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sun Oct 28 15:12:27 CDT 2018

On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 2:34 AM arno.schmitt via Unicode <
unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> Am 28.10.2018 um 09:13 schrieb Richard Wordingham via Unicode:
> > The notation is a quite widespread format for abbreviations.  the
> > first letter is normal sized, and the subsequent letter is written in
> > some variety of superscript with a squiggle underneath so that it
> > doesn't get overlooked.  I have deduced that this is not plain text
> > because there is no encoding mechanism for it.  For example, our
> > lecturers would frequently use this treatment to abbreviate function
> > as 'fn' with the 'n' superscript and supported by a squiggle below
> > sitting on the baseline.  The squiggle below has meaning; it marks the
> > word as an abbreviation.
> >
> > Richard.
> Looks to me like  U+2116 № NUMERO SIGN
> which perhaps should not have encoded,
> since we have both U+004E LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N and

AIUI, № was encoded as a compatibility character because it appears in some
East Asian character sets
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