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Postby simbird » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:12 pm

ok so im just wondering is this the corrrect lettering for pope john paul 2 favorite saying "totus tuus"

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Postby timeodanaos » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:32 pm

No it is not.

The saying is in the Latin language, which makes use of the Latin alphabet.

The correct lettering, as you put it, is "totus tuus"

The picture you attach is written with Greek letters, which are not used to spell Latin words.
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Postby simbird » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:49 pm

how would i go about spelling it then with latin charcters? and what would they look like?
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Postby timeodanaos » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:17 pm

The Latin alphabet is used to write most western languages, including English.

Only difference you should note is that the capital letters J and U do not exist in the Latin variant of the Latin alphabet, thus, if you were to write that in capital letters, you should write TOTVS TVVS.
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Postby simbird » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:05 pm

o ok i feel stupid now.... haha thanks!
the reason i want to know this is because im looking into gettin a tatto, and i was hoping for an older looking "font" for lack of a better word.
is there anything you would reccomend?
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Postby Twpsyn » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:11 pm

Have it done in a calligraphic script like blackletter or uncial.
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