From: Jim Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 07 2003 - 17:32:03 EDT
Edward C.J. Hopkins wrote:
> 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.
A full discussion of modern Z-shaped koppa and archaic Q-shaped koppa
appears at http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n1938.pdf.
The logic is that the Z-shaped form has diverged to the point that it is
no longer generally recognized by modern Greeks as a koppa, just a number.
Q-shaped koppa would seem wrong for numeric use, Z-shapped koppa would
seem wrong used to represent the ancient symbol in inscriptions, and
accordingly the two forms do have different meanings in modern usage.
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