Re: Greek Characters Duplicated as Latin

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:56:17 +0300

15.8.2011 18:50, Andreas Prilop wrote:

> 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.

Typographically, yes. And this is one reason why font designers may
implement them as differently from the Greek letters. Formally, though,
MICRO SIGN belongs to the Common script in Unicode while OHM SIGN
belongs to the Greek script.

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