Re: encoding polytonic Greek

Date: Fri Aug 27 1999 - 16:55:01 EDT

       Thanks for the info. One problem, though, in the 2nd option I
       mentioned, U+1FBD is not a combining character, so it's not
       supposed to follow the "base" character. At least, that's my
       understanding, and it's the ordering that results in the
       biggest problem in the normalisation.


       From: AT internet on 08/27/99 03:46 PM

       Received on: 08/27/99

       To: Peter Constable/IntlAdmin/WCT, AT
       Subject: Re: encoding polytonic Greek

       I think this reply does not answer the original question. I do
       agree that the clearest way of encoding classical Greek is to
       avoid the precomposed stuff, and use only base letters with
       combining accents. However, some existing tools may only allow
       you to use the precomposed stuff because they cannot position
       accents properly.

       To answer the Peter's question, the right order is, even for
       capital letters where the accents go in front of the letter,
       first the base letter, then the combining accents. The software
       should be smart enough to handle this special case in Greek.


       -----Original Message-----
       From: Rick McGowan <>
       To: Unicode List <>
       Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 20:34
       Subject: Re: encoding polytonic Greek

>> Let suppose that we're encoding the text using the Greek
>> Extended block at U+1Fnn in addition to the Greek block at
>> U+03nn.
>Ah, that's the first mistake.
>> Q: Which approach should be considered preferable?
>The clearest way to encode polytonic Greek text is to avoid
       using all the
>extended precomposed stuff. Use fully decomposed sequences.
>Some people might have a different opinion, of course.
> Rick

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:20:51 EDT