From: Patrick Andries (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 11 2002 - 00:44:51 EDT
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De : "Daniel Yacob" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To compose coptic numerals under Unicode I've applied the appropriate
> lowercase letters in the Greek-Coptic range with the elements from the
> Combining Diacritical Marks: U+0304, U+0331 and U+0347. I had no basis
> to choose these diacritical symbols upon other than they seemed to get
> the job done visually. What are the "approved" symbols for composing
> coptic numbers portably?
May I ask what is your source for using these diacritics ? George Ifrah (in
vol. 1, fig 17.48, uses only macrons (1 for 1..900, 2 for 100..900 000).
George Ifrah gives as references A. Mallon, Grammaire copte, Beyrouth, 1956
and W.C. Till, Koptische Grammatik, Leipzig, 1955. I do not see when U+0331
would be used.
See also http://www.geocities.com/remenkimi/lesson6.html (bars above).
Same here http://mycopticchurch.com/coptic/lesson2.asp.
I suppose a good article on this topic could be « Les chiffres coptes » by
Messiha Hechmat in Le Monde Copte 24: 25-28, 1994.
> Next question; what does one do for character codes to show values
> over a billion? If there is no official sanctioned solution, it
> occured to me that the diacritic symbols could simply accumulate
> following the lowercase char for interchange and then be presented
Add additional macrons ?
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Unicode et ISO 10646
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