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Is the following spelling containing long 'S's (used in Middle French) correct? enter image description here

  • Welcome. Please provide the source where you found this – user6768 Jan 30 '16 at 8:31
  • This is from Descartes' Discours de la méthode. – user132181 Jan 30 '16 at 8:37
  • What makes you suspect it is incorrect? – jlliagre Jan 30 '16 at 8:55
  • @jlliagre because I don't speak a word of French (especially Middle French). – user132181 Jan 30 '16 at 9:05
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    @jlliagre I should have written, "antique type-ſetting", then. – ChrisW Jan 30 '16 at 13:36
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The spelling is very correct, it didn't change since when this famous sentence was coined by Descartes in 1637 (later cogito ergo sum in 1644).

The typography matches what was used it that time, only the final s has its current shape while the other ones are using the now obsolete long variant.

  • That is old fashioned typeface where the s looks like an f. Je pense donc je suis: I think therefore I am. In Latin, yes: Cogito ergo sum. – Lambie Jan 30 '16 at 17:12

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