Re: Greek Characters Duplicated as Latin

From: Andreas Prilop <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:50:33 +0200 (CEST)

On Sun, 14 Aug 2011, Asmus Freytag wrote:

> The Ohm sign should have been encoded as another example of "squared"
> letters and abbreviations. It comes from Asian character sets,

I’d say the ohm sign comes from the MacRoman character set (0xBD).
Only recently was the mapping changed to capital omega.

The English spelling is “ohm”, not “Ohm”.

Both symbols (micro sign, ohm sign) combine with Latin letters
to form multiples of units: micrometre, megaohm; even microohm.
Therefore I think one might well regard micro sign and ohm sign
as some kind of “pseudo-Latin” letters.
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