On Thu, 25 Feb 1999 21:40:29 -0000, "Ralph Hancock"
<hanc...@dircon.co.uk> wrote:Are you saying that the printers who adopted the Fraktur eszett for
>The actual 'ß' sign is quite old, having been used for 'ss' (or rather, long
>s + short s) in the handwriting of the Italian Renaissance. I think its
>adoption to represent the Fraktur esszett is fairly recent, though, probably
>in the early decades of this century.
Antiqua typefaces had been looking at Renaissance handwritings rather
than their own recent Fraktur prints? Do you have any sources for
that claim? I must admit that it sounds rather far-fetched to me.
As for when this adoption took place, I'm not sure about it either but
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