On Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 12:44:16 UTC, eles wrote:
Actually, IIRC (not native English speaker here), it was once
told me that the symbol for "I" (first person) is a different
one, something like a half of circle, but in print we use "I"
for convenience, as it is pronounced the same and it is the
most similar too.
It came from "ic" ("ik", "ich"), which was reduced to "i" and
then capitalized a century later to add weight. The lower case
"i" was originally without at dot…
So basically "i" is no less correct than "I", it is just even
more arcane… :-)