From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 11 2002 - 11:50:11 EDT
What is the correct IBM GCGID value for U+03B8 GREEK SMALL LETTER THETA?
Is it GT610000 or GT610002?
The Unicode 1.1 lists (UNICHP6B.TXT and UNICHP6C.TXT) are inconsistent
in this regard. Some entries, even within the same file, show GT610000
while others show GT610002. The tables printed in Unicode 1.0 book are
IBM has a Web page containing many PDF charts of code pages, and they
have the same problem: some show one GCGID for U+03B8, others show the
I suppose this might have had something to do with confusion over U+03D1
GREEK THETA SYMBOL, but that character (a glyph variant of U+03B8) has
been in Unicode since 1.0. Was there some dispute at that time over the
preferred glyphs for U+03B8 and U+03D1? I remember that they were
swapped in Unicode at one point. Was the inconsistency in GCGID a
precursor to the decision to swap glyphs?
Any ideas? (It's probably best not to ask why I am paying attention to
GCGIDs in the first place.)
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