From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 07 2003 - 16:15:16 EDT
Edward C. D. Hopkins scripsit:
> If I am typing a Greek inscription, how do I decide whether to use U+03DE
> GREEK LETTER KOPPA or U+03D8 GREEK LETTER ARCHAIC KOPPA? Aren't these the
> same letter with a difference only in artistic rendering? Unicode does not
> use the "symbol" connotation in this case. Why give two artistic forms of
> the same letter?
I can't speak to the lunate sigma, but this one is straightforward. If
you are using koppa as a number, or to index a list, or the like, then
use U+03DE. If you are using it to transcribe an archaic inscription
that contains it, then use U+03D8.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_
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