Re: Apple's Unicode (was: Unicode & Han) (fwd)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Aug 12 1996 - 14:50:33 EDT

At 10:04 1996-08-12, Ronald Wood wrote:

>I just want to get Jim Clark's SGML Parser running with Unicode...on a Mac.

That sounds very interesting. Yum.

>P.S. my interest is initially in Ancient Greek and Latin, being a
>classicist. I'm implementing my own x-encoding->Unicode->x-encoding
>libraries for Ancient Greek as a start. Michael, are you implementing
>Ancient Greek glyphs in your fonts (i.e. codepoints 0x1F00-0x1FFE)?

I have done all the Greek in 10646. I'm not sure if I put them up on the
server in Denmark yet. I will look.

>As an aside, there seems to be a lack of characters that scholars may use.
>For instance, the Nestle-Aland Bible edition symbols are nowhere to be
>found, though this may be deemed too specialized; but other things like
>symbols for indicating metrical feet in verse are used widely in the
>humanities. However, since I have not yet seen a Unicode manual, they could
>simply have unexpected names in the database I do have.

Can you make a gif of the characters you mean?

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