On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 11:19:42 +0100, Marco Cimarosti
<marco.cimarosti@...> wrote:
> In Latin script, a similar confusion may arise between <m> and <w> and
> between <n> and <u>, and that's probably why your father borrowed the
> overscores from his Cyrillic hand.

And indeed, it was formerly common to write a dash or breve over
handwritten lower-case u's in Germany to distinguish them from n's. (I
still see it occasionally, but I think the practice is more widespread
among older people.)

Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>