Re: Obsolete characters

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 12:37:44 CST

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    Mark Davis wrote:

    > For example, if I picked up the Greek equivalent of the NY Times, or the
    > Economist, (and so on) would I find a Ϙ or Ϡ in it, for example? Or
    > would such usage be exceedingly rare, similar to the incidence of uses
    > of archaic English characters for Anglo-Saxon words in such
    > publications, like "Se Romanisc Senatus giefþ tō Gaius Octavius þone
    > tītule Augustus."

    >> <>| ( ϟ )

    This character, the numeric koppa, is regularly used in legal documents
    in Greece.


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