Tick as 19C German proof-mark

jjg's picture

Hi all,

Would anyone know the meaning of a tick when used as a proof-mark in late C19 German text?

Thanks in advance!


lars's picture

I assume it means rotated letter. It's called »vertatur«, so it's more a V than a tick.

jjg's picture

Lars, interesting -- I've attached an example of the 'tick' (on the right with a super-script 6), the resolution is not great and it was not clear to me what was being corrected.

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