Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 16:51:06 CST
How do you mean that???
Isn't percent sign a visual "ligature" of zero-slash-zero -- regardless of any
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.
Michael Everson wrote:
> At 17:49 -0800 2005-03-04, UList@dfa-mail.com 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 * * http://www.evertype.com
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