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How to indicate a diphthong?

In a previous question of mine, What diphthongs are available are Unicode ligatures?, Joonas Ilmavirta commented: If you want to indicate a diphthong, there are other means than using ligatures. We ...
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What diphthongs are available are Unicode ligatures?

What diphthongs are available are Unicode ligatures? I already know of æ (e.g., Romæ), œ (e.g., Œneus), and ꜷ (e.g., ꜷdire). Are there characters for the other diphthongs like ei, or eu. See When is ‘...
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Abbreviation I haven’t seen before

Salve! In a book from 1483 there is an abbreviation or glyph I have never seen before. As the book is in Latin, I figured LatinSE was the place to ask. Has anyone ever seen this, and—more importantly—...
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Is it possible to have a single Latin ligature be majuscule and minuscule?

Context The Latin grapheme: "Œ" is the majuscule ligature of the letters "O" and "E". Is it proper—or in-fact possible—to have part of the ligature be majuscule and the other part be minuscule?
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Latin ligature "qz"?

I'm wondering what is that ligature: The closest on the Wikipedia's list of ligatures would be "qp" but it doesn't look exactly like that.
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Use of ß (“eszett”) in Latin text

I am translating a medical text from the late 16th century. The author is Swiss. The text uses the ß character (like the German eszett). Example: toti amplißimo conseßui Is this character being ...
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