Greek fractions

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 10:52:50 EST

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    In Classical Greek scientific texts the fraction 'one half' is represented
    very commonly by a symbol which looks a bit like 'less than', or like
    'angle' U+2220, but followed by a prime. Is there no place for this in the
    Unicode scheme of things ?
    Other symbols are also found for common fractions, apart from the general
    usage where a prime is added to indicate the reciprocal.
    I have been converting some TLG* files to Unicode, and I notice that even
    in the original TLG file the symbol is just replaced by a space. This makes
    a nonsense of Ptolemy's geographical coordinates.

    *TLG = Thesaurus Graecae Linguae

    Raymond Mercier

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