Re: Question about the replacement of Greek extended characters (u1F..) by equivalent Greek ones (u03..)

From: Αλέξανδρος Διαμαντίδης (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2007 - 17:01:45 CDT

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    * John Hudson [2007-08-23 10:53]:
    > When the monotonic system was legislated in Greece, there was a
    > brief fad for making strange tonos mark forms such as triangles,

    I'd like to add that fonts like that continue to be made and used -
    mainly for display uses, but I've also seen them in body text.
    IMHO, there's nothing wrong with this for monotonic text, although
    it's certainly not usual.

    > The only caution I would raise about using U+03AC and other Greek
    > letters with tonos in place of the equivalent extended letters with
    > oxia is that some font developers, erroneously in my opinion, make a
    > visual distinction between the tonos mark and the oxia mark, e.g. by
    > making the tonos mark more vertical.

    This is a source of much confusion, indeed!

    You might also be interested in some more information on this issue by
    Nick Nicholas:


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