Re: CGJ for Two Greek Ligatures?

Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 16:51:06 CST

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    How do you mean that???

    Isn't percent sign a visual "ligature" of zero-slash-zero -- regardless of any
    mathmatical implications?

    Isn't "fli" a visual "ligature" -- and absolutely nothing more than a visual
    combination of three glyphs, with no alteration in meaning?

    I'm not trying to convey anything other than a visual shape, as presented in print.

    For an obscure symbol like this, it doesn't seem appropriate to move from
    "ligature" to characterhood -- as has been accepted for the percent sign.

    How curious.

    Michael Everson wrote:
    > At 17:49 -0800 2005-03-04, wrote:
    > >There are two, similar, ligatures used in Ancient Greek
    > >educational/reference materials.
    > >
    > >They look something like a percent sign.
    > >
    > >The first is composed of: a smaller raised epsilon + slash + smaller omicron.
    > >
    > >The second is composed of: a smaller raised eta + slash + smaller omega.
    > >
    > >For your reference, these are used attached to the root of a verb, to indicate
    > >a particular kind of verb conjugation. They would only appear in a reference
    > >environment, and never in normal running Ancient Greek text.
    > These are not ligatures. They are a linguistic notation representing
    > a discussion of the reflexes of Indo-European vowel gradation.
    > Please try to find out something about what you are talking about
    > before burdening this list with discussions of "ligatures" which are
    > in no way "ligatures".
    > --
    > Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *

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