A sign/abbreviation for "magister"

Ken Whistler via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon Oct 29 23:46:50 CDT 2018

On 10/29/2018 8:06 PM, James Kass via Unicode wrote:
> could be typed on old-style mechanical typewriters.  Quintessential 
> plain-text, that.

Nope. Typewriters were regularly used for underscoring and for 
strikethrough, both of which are *styling* of text, and not plain text. 
The mere fact that some visual aspect of graphic representation on a 
page of paper can be implemented via a mechanical typewriter does not, 
ipso facto, mean that particular feature is plain text. The fact that I 
could also implement superscripting and subscripting on a mechanical 
typewriter via turning the platen up and down half a line, also does not 
make *those* aspects of text styling plain text. either.

The same reasoning applies to handwriting, only more so.


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