Re: identifying greek characters in an old book

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2005 - 10:39:00 CST

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    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.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
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