Re: Diacritics (was: Question about "do")
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 19:43|
Quoting Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>:
> --- Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> > > Which is also called a "shilling" or a
> > > "solidus".
> > > Virgule is "," in French. Interesting drift.
> > I was of the impression that "," had evolved
> > from "/"?
> Sounds good, though I don't know the truth of the
> notion. I've seen some _long_ commas (,) or
> _short_ shillings (/) in use. Especially in
> French. Almost a halfslash.
Considering John's reply, I should perhaps mention I was thinking of graphical
shape, not usage. Maybe that Aldus guy's commas were slash-sized?