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Subject: Re: oslash and aring history
From: Christer Hellmark <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 2 Nov 2000 23:44:33 +0100

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David Ibbetson wrote:
>the standard English/American alphabet has 26 letters, and adding three gives 29. >Is this a typo or which is omitted?

No typo. We don't treat V and W as separate letters, which makes 25+3=28. In a Swedish encyclopedia or dictionary, for instance,  words are alphabetized like this: Va...Wa...Ve...We.
/Christer Hellmark

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