Re: Help with Greek special casing

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 06:14:33 EST

At 20:28 -0800 2001-02-25, Patrick T. Rourke wrote:
>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 but
>at the end of the line (e.g., when it occurs at the point of hyphenation in
>a hyphenated word at line end). Also, there is no reason why a consonant
>other than rho should be followed by a combining diacritical mark, except
>say an underdot for use in papyrological or epigraphical texts.

Sigma with caron is used at least in dictionaries of the Tsakonian dialect.

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