Question about AE

Subject: Question about AE
From: Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 19:26:34 -0400

It's not an online phenomenon,
unfortunately. I have seen it in
footnotes in books, but my friend did
not send me an example. I found many
examples on the Internet of the ligature
"AE", and one site that explained that
it can be used as an abbreviation for
several words in Latin and Greek, but I
found no definition of it used as a
free-standing term, which is the way
I've seen it.

I shall write my friend and ask her to
send me an example in context.

Marilyn, please send me an example in


> > Dick Margulis wrote:
> > >
> > > Maggie,
> > >
> > > What I'm thinking now (speculatively) is that this resulted from a
> > > cross-platform font interpretation problem (Mac-to-PC or ANSI-to-Unicode
> > > or whatever). Perhaps it was originally typed as a copyright symbol (©),
> > > for example, or a section symbol (§) and, in being imported into the
> > > typsetting program used for the publication, was mapped to Æ. If nobody
> > > caught it in proof, it could easily have made it to print.
> > >
> > > I think if we had an example in context, we might be able to guess a
> > > little better.
Bonnie Granat


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