From: Richard Wordingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 17 2006 - 07:08:14 CDT
John Hudson wrote on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 4:13 AM
> No, this is not correct. The Unicode 4.0 and later code charts for the
> Greek Extended block definitely have this right: the correct form of e.g.
> U+1F08 (uppercase Alpha with psili breathing mark) plus U+0345 the
> combining subscript iota is with an adscript iota. [Okay, so the actual
> form shown in the code charts isn't very good, because the adscript iota
> is normally identical to the regular iota, but the idea is correct: it
> certainly isn't a subscript iota.]
Surely the point here is that <U+1F08, U+0345> and <U+1F08, U+03B9> should
be different in Modern Greek. The corresponding lower cases are <U+1F00,
U+0345> and <U+1F00, U+03B9>, which are distinct in all styles. A
classicist would probably write a diaeresis on the U+03B9 in both the lower
and title case forms of the second combination. Is it not better for the
charts to show a distinction being made rather than one being obscured?
There are several pairs of characters that many fonts deliberately do not
distinguish, but so far as I am aware the code charts do distinguish them.
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