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Apothecary symbols...

Hi everyone,

If you'd like to have a font available to you that has apothecary symbols in, here's a top tip - the font you want is "Lucida Sans Unicode" (LSU).

However, LSU is normally only installed with Windows XP. Luckily for the rest of us mortals who have remained unswayed by Microsoft's persuasive advertising, here's a link to a page that has it:-


The only thing to be careful of here is that if you just click on the link ("Lucida Sans Unicode") to the ttf ("True Type Font") file, ie...


you'll simply *view it*... which probably isn't what you actually wanted. To *install it* (in Microsoft Explorer), right click on the link and select the "Save Target As..." option. Then save the .ttf into your "C:\Windows\Fonts\" directory (or wherever your fonts are stored) and you should be OK.

People with other browsers should be able to figure out their own version of this without any difficulty. :-)

As a test, I've just tried the apothecary symbol for "ounce" right now (which I've been looking at in Isabella Cortese's "Secreti" all evening at the British Library), so I'm pretty sure this works. :-)

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....