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Re: [Groff] Missing characters/glyphs in a font

From: David A. Case
Subject: Re: [Groff] Missing characters/glyphs in a font
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 09:47:24 -0800
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On Fri, Mar 17, 2006, someone wrote:

> > (And how come they went to all the trouble of making a German font
> > without including an umlaut or umlauted vowels, or the German ss?)

Could it be that the font was intended to provide extra symbols for
mathematical equations, and was not designed for ordinary text?  That would
also explain the lack of punctuation characters.  Fraktur is a common source
of mathematical symbols beyond the usual Roman and Greek alphabets....

...dave case

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