From: Apostolos Syropoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 23 2009 - 12:39:21 CDT
2009/8/23 Shriramana Sharma <email@example.com>
> Correct me if I am wrong, but the single Greek letter sigma is said to have
> two different forms, one in word-final and other in other places. 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 only to keep
> compatibility with some earlier standard? Or can these two actually be
> considered as two different characters?
They are different characters encoding the same letter. In fact, this quite
common in Arabic where letter have different
forms depending on their position in a word.
-- Apostolos Syropoulos 366, 28th October Str. GR-671 00 Xanthi, GREECE
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