Abbreviation in Tribute Italic

Derek's picture

I've been using Tribute a lot lately and found a character I didn't recognize. It's in the Italic face and is the Nr. character. I assume it's an abbreviation for "number" (like No.), but I wanted to consult with the experts.

You know what happens when people assume. Thanks for taking a look.

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Ehague's picture

"Nr." is the German equivalent of "No." in English. Tribute was designed by Frank Heine (a German). See this wiki article about "No.".

This is the second German-specific font feature I've seen posted about today.

Derek's picture

Awesome. Thanks for confirming.

I think it's a great alternate to the "No." I think "Nr." makes more sense, as there isn't an "o" in the word "number" (or nummer in the Germanic case).

Thanks again.

Cristobal Henestrosa's picture

Well, in Spanish the word is “número”.

speter's picture

The "o" in "No." is from the ending -o in Latin numero, meaning essentially "by number".

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