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Subject: Re: Roman Numerals
From: Richard ElGuru Howland-Bolton <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:TYPO-L Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 7 Dec 1997 09:41:19 -0500
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>I heard a tale that "long ago in a far away land there was once a
>watchmaker..." etc....

I would guess that it's nonsense :-)
I've seen many mediaeval mss with 4 written iiii (or often iiij) and
suspect that they are merely variations. I've seen watches and clocks done
both ways too.

nice story though.

rhb


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