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    Re: Transcribing old text, and long-esses
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Oct 18, 14:21 +0100

    Nicolas has provided useful examples to those who are trying to produce
    computer-versions of old text, where the intention is to stick to the
    authentic look of the original. The only difficulty there was that the
    chosen example didn't contain a true letter-f, so it didn't show up the
    difference from a long-s.
    Nicolas' suggestions are fair enough, when getting the right look is the
    aim. But if the aim in a transcription is to get across the MEANING to a
    reader, such an affectation in the typescript as printing the same letter in
    two different ways, only gets in the way, and is worth avoiding.
    contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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