From: P. T. Rourke (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 09:00:59 EST
>“φιλοσ.,” is necessarily the abreviation of some word (like
> φιλοσοφία) while “φιλος.” is a single non-abbreviated word, followed
> by a sentence period.
This is the compelling argument, which Nick made in his note on sigma as
well, and which I had forgotten. So while I have to admit that this
argument is compelling, I do still think that lunate sigma (which is the
same glyph for both word positions) is going to cause real problems with
normalization. It is not those who follow the Unicode specifications
who worry me, it's those who do not. Thanks to Jim Allen and as often
For the details of the process which is described in a somewhat
simplified way by Katerina Sarri, one can look to the examples in
*Thompson*, An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography.
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