rmansker wrote:Well, thank you very much for your (as you put it) amateur opinion. It is most helpful!
I agree that the macrons are extremely useful especially since the ommittance of one can change which word it is supposed to be. As for the use of "alternate" spellings (J or I, U or V, etc) a lot of this comes from what time period they are pulling information from. A large portion of works that include the letter J come from Medieval Latin or else were preserved through Medieval scholars. Only a couple hundred years ago the English lower case "F" looked more like our "S" today when handwritten!