re: little lines below

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Oct 13 1998 - 05:36:27 EDT

Ar 01:49 -0700 1998-10-13, scríobh Otto Stolz:
>An afterthought, when I already had deleted M. E.'s (I think) message
>about the difficulty to transmit a culturally acceptable abbreviation
>for "number" ("numero"):
>U+2116 Numero Sign should display this abbreviation in a locally acceptable
>way. If it is displayed with a little line below the "o", in a region where
>this is considered "fie!", then simply the wrong font is installed (and
>should be mended).

Be that as it may, the French use the DEGREE SIGN and they compose it with
N or n + °. It even looks like that in _Dictionnaire des règles

The NUMERO SIGN itself (as a character with curly legs on the N) is mostly
used in Russia and related places, I think.

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