From: Edward C. D. Hopkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 07 2003 - 17:12:33 EDT
Since Koppa has the same modern meaning as the ancient character (letter
Koppa and 90), this runs contrary to my understanding of the Unicode
philosophy, as I understand it. Is there an established Unicode Greek
I can see no reason to have lunate Sigma U+03F9 as a separate codepoint in a
font. Unless convincing information is received, I think I'll include a
lunate Sigma only as an alternate glyph to the "true" capital Greek Sigma,
U+03A3. This should preclude sorting and search problems.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joop Jagers" <email@example.com>
> First the koppas. The ancient Greek form is the lollipop koppa. This is an
> alphabetic character comparable with Latin q. It also has a numeric value,
> The lightning koppa is used in modern Greek as a numeral only (=90).
> You're right: C-shaped sigma is *not* a symbol, but a stilistic variation
> regular sigma, and so there's no reason to include it in Unicode. Unicode
> even adds the capital form. It's mainly used when editors don't want to
> differentiate between final sigma and normal sigma. Those who'd like to
> c-shaped sigmas should bear in mind that it has a different encoding which
> searching difficult.
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