Carl Brown asked:
> It is final when followed by a hyphen or combining diacritical mark?
Patrick Rourke answered:
> Don't know what the Unicode rules are, but the answer is no. The final
> sigma form is not used if the sigma is in a medial position in the word
> at the end of the line (e.g., when it occurs at the point of hyphenation
> a hyphenated word at line end).
Just one addition: You do get a final sigma before explicit (hard) hyphens,
i.e. u+2020 and other kinds of dashes, as opposed to (soft) line-breaking
I guess explicit hyphenation isn't likely to occur in typesetting of
Ancient Greek, but it does occur in Modern Greek, in noun compounds of the
The Unicode rules will handle this correctly, as far as I can see.
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