> What is that little letter "o" with a line below it that is set so the top
> of the "o" is at the top of the em square and the line below it is about
> midways down. It is sometimes used in the abbreviation for "number." As in
> "N" + the character in question.
That's the ordinal ``o'', as used in Spanish (segundo), not to be
confused (as it often is) for the degree symbol. Some fonts underline
them to distinguish them.
> Not to lay to much on the group at once but people used to abbreviate things
> like this a lot. The name "William" for example would be abbreviated as "W"
> plus a little "m" with a line below it as described for the "o".
Right, one gets more ordinal letters in most expert fonts (a b d e i l m
n o r s t). They're intended for use in making numbers and are often
used in mathematics.
William Adams, publishing specialist
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