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FontExplorer X Pro 3.0

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, and its subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, have introduced version 3.0 of FontExplorer® X Pro for Macintosh® platforms. The latest version is now available from www.fontexplorerx.com.

Hello old ƒriends.

A casual conversation in which I made a couple of claims has resulted in a search for evidence to back those claims, and, though I have seen this with my own eyes, I cannot find what I am thinking of. Or rather, what I am thinking oƒ.

My query is threeƒold:

1. What is the proper name of ƒ? Windows Character Map calls it "Latin Small Letter F With Hook." That sounds donkey, but I can't come up with a better name. All I can think of is, "You know, the eff you use when you're writing a function in math."

2. When (90s?) and why (ease of typing? sorting?) did the practice of prefacing or appending folder names with ƒ on Mac OS come into practice, and how widespread was this practice? The latter question leads me to 3.

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