A 1648 "smiley face"

Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Tue Apr 15 23:05:20 UTC 2014

I wouldn’t have thought a search for typographical symbols would necessarily work.  Given that it is, could a search be done for “:)” where that is not preceded by an open parenthesis “(“?

If anyone is or knows someone who can identify uncommon typographical symbols: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Mt-S77wZKfZmVCWEVtc2pIWWM/edit?usp=sharing

In particular I’m looking to identify the cursive P-like character that’s the second character in the second row and which reappears a few times throughout, and the Pi-like symbol with an upward-curving tail on its right leg that’s the first character in the second row.  I regret I don’t have a better copy of the image at present.

Christopher K. Philippo

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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