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

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Tue Apr 08 2003 - 06:20:23 EDT

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    (Sorry for mis-encoding my previous message)

    Michael Everson wrote (in,
    page 7):

            "The Missing Link [...] An example of this can be seen in Derolez’s
    1954 [...] a transitional KOPPA (called COFE here) for 90 (LXXXX) [...] Note
    that GOTHIC LETTER NINETY [...] [is] based on the same graphemic model

    Another example of this "transitional" koppa glyph is Cyrillic letter "Ч"
    ("che", U+0427 & U+0447).

    Not surprisingly, the numeric value of "Ч" is 90, which shows that its
    original position in the alphabet must have been between "П" ("pe", numeric
    value = 80) and "Р" ("er", numeric value = 100).

    _ Marco

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