[Fontinst] Re: [tex-fonts] Re: [texhax] On the proper look of the \AA

Dag Langmyhr dag at ifi.uio.no
Tue Jan 20 14:33:50 CET 2004

> | Still, there is a good chance that an \r{A} in the journal would
> | have had the ring joined to the A. In the (far less prestigous)
> | sister journal "Arkiv för matematik", which is also published by the
> | institute and (at least in the lead era) was printed by the same
> | printer as the Acta, I did manage to find an "\r{A}ke", and there
> | the ring was joined to the A.
> I think that was the usual style at the time.  Myself, I went back to
> the premier issue of "Nordisk matematisk tidsskrift" from 1953, with
> the same result.  You may admire the scan I made from its pages.  (The
> file is only 10 KB, so it's ok to look even on a slow phone line).
>   http://www.math.ntnu.no/~hanche/tmp/AA.png
> - Harald

I spent the weekend browsing through my bookshelves, looking particularly
at Norwegian books printed before 1960. I found that in about 80% of the
typefaces the ring was connected to the A, so this seems to have been the
dominant custom when printing the Å.


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