Nick NICHOLAS wrote:
> I feel it only fair to warn people, btw, that the Antioch Unicode fonts
> (www.users.dircon.co.uk/~hancock) are already placing a capital lunate
> sigma (and capital yod!) in U+03f4 and U+03f5...
For heaven's sake, use the Private Use Area instead. Stepping on unassigned
codepoints is a Very Bad Thing.
> Nothing about these characters makes sense.
The whole U+1Fxx block was forced on Unicode by the merger with ISO 10646.
> My suspicion is that the characters U+1fc8 and U+1fc9 are intended as
> polytonic equivalents of U+0389; the acute corresponds to the the tonos,
Indeed, U+1FC8 is now canonically equivalent to U+0389, which means in
effect that the former is deprecated in favor of the latter.
> So: anyone know where these characters came from? And any chance they can
> become somehow deprecated?
If they are never needed to encode text, they'll never get used, that's all.
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