Coptic letter identification

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Dec 01 1997 - 12:17:08 EST

Ar 14:13 -0800 1997-11-21, scríobh John Cowan:
>The TrueType font at
>has some additional characters which may have Coptic uses:
>what I would describe as RHO WITH STROKE, FEI WITH STROKE,
>STIGMA, and something that looks like a stylized THORN.
>These appear in the font at glyph codes 0x37, 0x35, 0x36, and 0x34
>respectively. Can anyone pin them down?

I think your hex is confused, John, but:

0x35: hori with stroke: COPTIC LETTER AKHMIMIC KHEI
0x36: stigma: COPTIC LETTER SOU
0x37: rho with stroke: COPTIC LETTER NINE HUNDRED

I assume that stigma is SOU because stigma and digamma both are used in
Greek for the number 6 and SOU is used in Coptic for the number 6.

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