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Re: new webpage

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Friday, April 18, 2003, 2:40
On Fri, 2003-04-18 at 10:15, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à Tim May : > > > > > >I have the same problem*, but looking at the source and my unicode > >charmap it appears to be U+01F7 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER WYNN, in the > >Latin Extended B range. Weird-looking thing somewhere between a P and > >a thorn, I don't recall ever seeing one before. > > Me neither. Nice looking character :) .
It's the Old English letter used to write the /w/ sound. I believe it derives from a rune. Especially in the capital, it's one of my favorite letters (which is the main reason I'm using it :) ). (When the Latin alphabet was first used to write OE, VV was used to represent /w/, and it caught on on the Continent. Then they started using the wynn, possibly because it's one letter. When the French invaded and changed the way the language was written, they brought the W back with them.)
> >* Konqueror won't show it at all, Mozilla (which can cobble together a > > display out of different fonts, but not as well as the pango-based > > charmap) seems to be managing with the miniscule but not the capital > > form. > > Opera shows both the small and capital forms without a problem :) .
So do Mozilla and Galeon for me. (And I installed the Opera 7 beta for Linux but it is broken on my computer---I'm only getting text on the webpage and menus, but not in dialog boxes or the toolbar, statusbar and other such places. Most irritable.) BTW Christophe, what does support? I may well want to change server. Tristan.


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>