Re: Ancient Greek (symbols versus letters and duplicate letters)

From: Edward C. D. Hopkins (
Date: Mon Apr 07 2003 - 16:53:28 EDT

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    Just to play devil's advocate:

    Which Koppa do I use for a number contained in an ancient inscription? For
    example, Stigma-Koppa-Tau, Seleucid era year 396, as used in the East well
    past end of the Seleucids.

    Is the Koppa on coins of Corinth a number or a letter?

    Following the logic used for a numeric Koppa codepoint, why isn't there a
    numeric codepoint for every Greek letter used to indicate a number?

    End of devil's advocate mode. And I really am interested in the answers.


    Chris Hopkins

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "John Cowan" <>
    > 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.

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