Re: Greek fractions

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 04:56:03 EST

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    At 11:47 PM 1/21/2003 -0800, Doug Ewell wrote
    >Thanks for the link, John. Indeed, the TLG proposal for numerals [1]
    >does include a GREEK HALF SIGN, although their preferred glyph does not
    >include the "prime" sign Raymond mentioned (it is listed as a glyph
    >variant, however).

    I am glad to learn of the proposal, and realize that I should have checked
    the Unicode site first.
    There are indeed many variants for this sign, with none, one, or two
    primes. Sometimes the sign is as I described, or at other times as a sort
    of scrunched up stigma, and so on. What troubles me a little about the
    proposal is that it may depend more on the way editors have handled it
    rather than on what is used in the manuscripts. For examples Heiberg's
    edition of Heron is quoted in the proposal.


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