From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 26 2004 - 16:11:43 EST
On 26/01/2004 11:54, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 08:39 -0800 2004-01-26, Peter Kirk wrote:
>> I have submitted to the UTC a proposal for changing the default
>> collation for the various forms of the Greek letter koppa, and
>> uploaded it to http://www.qaya.org/academic/greek/Koppa-proposal.pdf.
>> Your comments are welcome.
> I have a comment.
>> See also Michael Everson's 1998 proposal for separate encoding of
>> archaic koppa, http://anubis.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n1938.pdf
>> (note that Everson confuses san and sampi).
> Did I, in 1998? Golly. Must you point it out in quite this way, Peter?
> It just sounds like that Simpsons characcter who points and says "Hah
Sorry, Michael, but this is important because I understand that there
will be a separate UTC discussion on collation of san and sampi, and I
don't want UTC members to be confused by rereading N1938. You are by no
means the only person to be confused by these two characters, but see
http://www.tlg.uci.edu/~opoudjis/unicode/nonattic.html#san. I don't say
things like this for the sake of it but only to avoid perpetuating
>> I note that Everson proposed disunification of alphabetic koppa
>> (variety 1) from numeric koppa (varieties 2-4); but the decision
>> taken by Unicode and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 was to disunify archaic
>> koppa (varieties 1-2) from modern koppa (variety 4).
> Jeepers. Could it be that in discussion with other experts, the idea
> was refined, and that this does not imply that Everson was -- horrors
> -- wrong?
I have made no suggestion that either of these two disunifications is
wrong. They are simply different; and the one chosen has now become the
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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