OverStrike control character

Andrew West andrewcwest at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 08:26:28 CDT 2020

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 at 14:03, James Kass via Unicode
<unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> computer era.  It wouldn't surprise if epigraphic conventions also
> predate computers.  People tend to stick with their conventions.  If the
> overstrike feature became available in plain-text, I'd expect the coin
> catalogs to keep spelling things out for both clarity and consistency.

No-one would ever typographical overstrike one character with another
in a coin catalog because it would be difficult to read or even
illegible, and impossible to know if it meant "7 overstruck with 8" or
"8 overstruck with 7".


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