Apostrophe and U+1FBF

From: Constantine Stathopoulos (cstath@irismedia.gr)
Date: Wed Aug 04 1999 - 05:25:16 EDT

On 3/8/1999, at 12:52 μμ, Asmus Freytag wrote:

>As a corollary to Ken's posting, U+1FBF clearly should be used with extreme
>caution in environments where mapping to legacy character sets might occur.

I should make clear that the reference was made to the glyph of PSILI and not to the character U+1FBF itself, although it might be difficult to dissuade users from using the latter as an apostrophe in (polytonic) implementations where U+0027 is not mapped to U+2019.

Monotonic implementations will probably follow the pattern that Ken Whistler has already described (U+0027-->U+2019). For example, MS Windows Greek 319 keyboard driver already does so, although the default Greek keyboard driver for MS Windows does not : the only apostrophe available for keyboard input is U+0027 - "straight" in international fonts, "curved or psili like" in fonts made by Greek vendors.

Constantine Stathopoulos,
Iris Media Internet Solutions.

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