Inverted breve in Greek?

From: Seán Ó Séaghdha (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 02:41:01 EST

Since there seem to be some people here who know about something about Greek diacritics, I'm hoping someone here will be able to help me. I know very little about Greek, as will probably become clear. I'm making a Unicode version of an ASCII representation of an etymological dictionary, which contains examples in many languages. Mostly the sequences used to represent non-ASCII characters are straightforward, but there's one I'm not sure about. It looks like an inverted breve and appears over Greek vowels, appearing above any accents.

My question is - is this just a breve (and should I just encode it as 0311 COMBINING INVERTED BREVE) or is it an out of date version of something else (e.g. 0342 COMBINING GREEK PERISPOMENI)? This book was originally published in 1896.

Examples (using inverted breve)







 S e á n Ó S é a g h d h a

Atcota brothchán bithnert. [Tugann brachán bithneart.]
                                                Seanrá Sean-Ghaeilge.

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