Re: identifying greek characters in an old book

From: John Hudson (
Date: Thu Oct 27 2005 - 19:49:28 CST

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    suzanne mccarthy wrote:

    > More recent printed editions of the Textus Receptus (Erasmus) do not use
    > any ligatures at all including U+03D7 : GREEK KAI SYMBOL. Would it
    > not be more authentic not to use this codepoint in the Lord's Prayer as
    > it could obscure the fact that many other unencoded ligatures are also
    > present?

    Yes. I would only use U+03D7 in modern Greek text, where it might occur as an ampersand.
    In other cases, I would rely on smart font glyph substitution and document mark-up for
    ligature formation.

    John Hudson

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