From: Raymond Mercier (RaymondM@compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 10:52:50 EST
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
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