Saturday, 13 July 2013


So Paul Mathis wants to use Ћ instead of the because it will save characters on twitter?

Ћ is U+040B CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER TSHE and it's easy enough to use on iOS already - just turn on the Serbian Cyrillic keyboard.

It's worth pointing out that 1000 years ago we used ꝥ - a þ with a stroke, which was an abbreviation for þæt, the ancestor of the. It can be seen in this passage from Cockayne, Leechdoms, wortcunning, and starcraft of early England:

enım beo æſan  apan · ⁊ æe  hƿıe ealu lee on ƿıð omena eƿelle.
(genim beor dræstan ⁊ sāpan · ⁊ æges ꝥ hwīte ⁊ ealde grut lege on wið omena geswelle.)

"Take beer dregs and soap and the white of an egg and old groats, lay on for erysipelatous swelling."

⁊ is an abbreviation for and.

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