An amusing OCR error

While working through the output of my scan of Ibn Abi Usaibia, I have just come across a mildly amusing OCR error.  It’s caused by the fact that “ī” is often read as “f” or “r”.

Thus I have just seen a reference to “Ibn Barrf‘s defence of al-Harfrf”.  It should, of course, be “Ibn Barrī’s defence of …”.

Ibn Barrf sounds like such a good name, tho!

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