From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 18 2005 - 10:39:00 CST
Christopher Fynn wrote:
>> Yes. Kai is separately encoded as a character (U+03D7) because it is
>> sometimes used even in modern Greek in a manner similar to the Latin
>> ampersand. [The Coptic equivalent is also separately encoded,
>> following the fairly recent disunification of the Greek and Coptic
>> scripts in Unicode.]
> So could this other Kai abbreviation be considered as an alternate
> glyph form of U+03D7?
Yes, that would be one way to handle it. The other way, of course, would be to employ
these forms as actual ligatures for kappa_alpha_iota, although one would need to take care
that these ligatures were not used wherever the sequence occurs, since they are
specialised to the abbreviation of kai.
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