A sign/abbreviation for "magister"
James Kass via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Wed Oct 31 17:58:12 CDT 2018
Ken Whistler wrote,
> Trying to represent all aspects of text in manuscripts,
> including handwriting conventions, as plain text is
> hopeless. There is no principled line to draw there
> before you get into arbitrary calligraphic conventions.
Very much agree. The post card in question is in cursive, for one
thing, and the "t" in the spelled out word "Magister" isn't crossed.
It's all about where we draw the line. I'd draw it on the "t" in this
case, and enter the word into the data accordingly.
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