Re: Titlecase mappings for GREEK SYMBOLs

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed Feb 04 1998 - 13:36:59 EST

> Ar 09:13 -0800 1998-02-04, scríobh John Cowan:
> >Michael Everson wrote:
> >
> >> I always thought that these were SYMBOLS, not LETTERS, in which case they
> >> are autonomous and don't participate in casing operations.
> >
> >Deducing anything about characters from their names
> >(except case, when the name says SMALL LETTER or CAPITAL LETTER)
> >is forbidden by ISO 10646.
> Did I say that I deduced it from their names? I thought they weren't used
> by Greeks as letters.

They aren't part of the Greek standard, and aren't used in various
Greek code page implementations, but they *do* appear in English
publications as presentation forms of other Greek letters. Their
use as mathematical symbols is generally undistinguishable from the
use of other Greek letters (alpha, gamma, chi...) as mathematical symbols.
The upsilon hook versions, in particular, are clearly just variant
forms of upsilon.


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