Greek/Hebrew duplicates (was: UK)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Nov 29 1997 - 22:03:33 EST

Timotheus Partridge scripsit:

> I'm surprised Unicode doesn't have a separate code point
> for this considering its obsession with U+2126 micro sign, U+00B5 ohm sign,
> U+2135 alef symbol (Hebrew, not Greek) etc. Perhaps it's because the others
> are designators / constants rather than variables.

Er, that's U+00B5 MICRO SIGN and U+2126 MICRO SIGN. They are in there for
ISO-8859-1 and KSC compatibility respectively.

U+2135 ALEF SYMBOL and its immediate successors are not just compatibility
characters, though: they have neutral rather than strong directionality.
If U+05D0 HEBREW LETTER ALEF were used, any subscript would wind up on
the left (following) side, rather than the right side where it belongs.

John Cowan
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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