certificates — 2013-11-24T01:23:08-05:00 — #1
I transcribe a lot of 19th centruy documentation and come across this letter quite a lot
Is there anything in the ACSII character list which I have missed which will enable a more realistic transcription on a web page.
At present I am using ƒs (#4202) :which is a hooked f followed by s
Any thoughts ?
scout1idf — 2013-11-24T01:58:49-05:00 — #2
I think I found what you are looking for here.....
& #383; (remove the space between & and #) will get you ſ
Hope this helps.....
certificates — 2013-11-24T02:36:14-05:00 — #3
I couldn't spot that one anywhere by googling
Where did you find it ?
ralphm — 2013-11-24T07:13:01-05:00 — #4
Basically every known character is available in Unicode, so if you ever need the code for such a character, add "unicode" to your Google search. E.g. "unicode long s".
19th centruy documentation and come across this letter quite a lot
Surprised you find it in 19th C literature ... unless this literature is referencing older texts.
certificates — 2013-11-24T09:47:29-05:00 — #5
It's handwriting in census returns which I transcribe,
Lots of double s in place and surnames
ralphm — 2013-11-24T17:15:00-05:00 — #6
I'm quite amazed to hear people were still using it in handwriting at that stage.
felgall — 2013-11-24T20:23:18-05:00 — #7
The wiki article scout1idf referred to states that it was still used in handwriting until approximately 1860.
francky — 2013-11-24T23:14:02-05:00 — #8
This seems a rather complete list of all characters (1-100000): brucejohnson.ca/SpecialCharacters.html
scout1idf — 2013-11-24T23:34:20-05:00 — #9
I use Wikipedia for about everything. I figured they would have something on the subject....
stomme_poes — 2013-11-27T06:16:06-05:00 — #10
If you know the full English name of the character, you can always get all the codes in DuckDuckGo in the zero-click info box.
The problem is knowing the full English name