Re: What justification for separately encoding two forms of lowercase sigma

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Mon Aug 24 2009 - 11:03:45 CDT

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    b Aug 23, 2009 2:34 AM ɡA Shriramana Sharma gG

    > 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?

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    John H. Jenkins

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