A sign/abbreviation for "magister"

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon Oct 29 06:53:01 CDT 2018

On Sun, 28 Oct 2018 20:42:04 +0000
Michael Everson via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> I like palaeographic renderings of text very much indeed, and in fact
> remain in conflict with members of the UTC (who still, alas, do NOT
> communicate directly about such matters, but only in duelling ballot
> comments) about some actually salient representations required for
> medievalist use. The squiggle in your sample, Janusz, does not
> indicate anything; it is only a decoration, and the abbreviation is
> the same without it.

I think this is one of the few cases where Multicode may have
advantages over Unicode.  In a mathematical contest, aⁿ would be
interpreted as _a_ applied _n_ times.  As to "fⁿ", ambiguity may be
avoided by the superscript being inappropriate for an exponent.  What
is redundant in one context may be significant in another.


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