Date: Fri Apr 04 2003 - 08:47:23 EST
William Overington wrote,
> What please is a Hellenistic monogram? I am wondering whether this is going
> to be a good application of the Private Use Area, either on a permanent
> basis or on a temporary basis pending making a formal encoding application.
> In either case, reading about the Private Use Area in Chapter 13 of the
> Unicode specification available from the http://www.unicode.org webspace may
> prove interesting.
This page, which is HTML with many graphics:
...shows examples of Greek monograms used as numismatic marks.
See the second illustrated coin, "EGYPT, Ptolemy I, 310-305 B.C.",
which has three examples.
Should numismatic marks be codified and encoded to the Standard,
or would such items be relegated to Private Use Area(s)?
There's a wealth of such numismatic marks awaiting codification,
used as mint or privy marks. Not just on ancient coins, but up
into the modern era.
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