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Jason Alejandro's picture
Joined: 15 May 2005 - 2:43pm
AD Ligature


A colleague of mine is working on a book of Thoreau's letters and a question was raised as to whether we could use an AD ligature (as in A.D. or Anno Domini) in the text. I had never seen one and was curious to find out more about it.

A quick search revealed this Flickr photo of the ligature on a bell in Boston. The quality of the photograph is terrible and that's all I was able to find.

I'm hoping someone here is more familiar with this ligature and can point me to some other examples of it.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am

I think it would feel strange in running text. I would use small caps instead.