Re: polytonic Greek: diacritics above long vowels ᾱ, ῑ, ῡ

From: Stephan Stiller <>
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:20:02 -0700

> Characters restricted to dictionaries are generally not well
> supported.
And modern textbooks in a modern world :-)

> The practice in Scott and
> Liddell is to reserve ᾱ, ῑ and ῡ for a note after the dictionary entry.
Liddell & Scott is old, just like Lewis & Short. We've moved on since
then, and given the stuff that's been put into the Greek blocks (things
that for sure aren't even in most dictionaries) I was just surprised.
Whatever the rationale for original precomposition and later inclusion
of more characters was, I suppose common practice instead of
inclusiveness was a criterion.

With that written, thanks for the info.

>> ῑ̓́φιος [...] ῑ̓́ (which should be thought of as ῑ
>> with two combining diacritics: U+1FD1 U+0313 U+0301)
> You overlooked the smooth breathing for the first iota.
It's there. Check again.

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