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In the photo below, the word "völliger" is spelled with the umlaut over the v: box from Leica film

Is this a typo, a design choice, or is there a linguistic explanation?

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    Made in England. – Carsten S Jul 10 '17 at 16:38
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    Nice find. Obviously the (English, apparently) printer didn't have an Ö character in his letter case, so had to combine it from two letters and missed the spot. – tofro Jul 11 '17 at 7:01
  • @tofro That makes a lot of sense, I was skeptical that it was just a regular typo since v with an umlaut is not a common symbol, but your explanation makes it seem very plausible. – Mira G Jul 11 '17 at 16:03
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This simply is wrong.

It should be:

BEI VÖLLIGER DUNKELHEIT ENTWICKELN

There is a letter »V̈«, but it is not part of the German language. (Some Oceanic languages use this letter, for example Araki)

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