From: Jonathan Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Aug 23 2009 - 10:25:37 CDT
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Petr Tomasek
> Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2009 4:52 PM
> To: Shriramana Sharma
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> Subject: Re: What justification for separately encoding two forms of
> lowercase sigma
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 02:04:23PM +0530, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> > Correct me if I am wrong, but the single Greek letter sigma is said
> > have two different forms, one in word-final and other in other
> > These are encoded in Unicode as 03C2 and 03C1 respectively.
> > Now are these two symbols not just two different ways of writing the
> > same character? If yes, how can they be separately encoded? Is it
> > to keep compatibility with some earlier standard? Or can these two
> > actually be considered as two different characters?
Shriramana, given that here are these two forms, how would you suggest they
be encoded? BTW, whether or not they are the same CHARACTER and whether or
not they are the same LETTER are entirely different questions.
> You find simillar issue in Hebrew too. (There, however final letters
> NOT used at the and of the word...)
Petr, you probably meant "not always".
> Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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