Re: h in Greek epigraphy

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Dec 15 2002 - 21:43:54 EST

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    David J. Perry <perryd at telocity dot com> wrote:

    > My first answer to my correspondent was "just use Roman h." Then I
    > got to thinking: are there any situations in Unicode where actual
    > letters of the alphabet are unified across scripts? There are lots of
    > punctuation marks and symbols that can be used with multiple scripts;
    > but I can't think of a situation where an actual letter of the
    > alphabet is so used. A program that was sorting text, or trying to
    > determine what script a word was written in, would get confused by
    > hε̄γεμο̄ν. Would this justify a proposal for "Greek small letter
    > epigraphical h"?

    One classic case of letters being unified across scripts is Kurdish,
    which uses Latin Q and W in an otherwise all-Cyrillic alphabet.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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