Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 16:43:06 CDT
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From: "Patrick Andries"
the CS non ligated with a bar meaning « Lord », although this is rare
most probably because it is not very pleasing to the eye. I believe
the ligated CS (with a bar or not, although I, like you, believe the
absence of the bar is relatively rare) is just a more aesthetically
pleasing form of the same abbreviation (whether flattened and ligated
or not). Personally, this COIS is just an abbreviation using the
abbreviating top bar as so many others abbreviations in Greek and
Coptic. A reasonably modern engine should be able to form any of the
styling variants of this « Lord » abbreviation when faced with
C+S+contracting bar (by C+S I mean the two Coptic characters and not
the ligated U+2CEA), the result is just a ligature.
Again I'n not too sure I understand all the subtleties, but I would agree that U+2CEA is simply a ligature (not compulsory even to mean Lord) and its presence is very suspicious.
But, I would like to hear what Mr. Michael Everson has to say and whether he could answer my questions on the missing bar for U+2CEA and the duplicate KHI RHO/CHI RO symbols (same meaning, same appearance, identical typographical behaviour, CHI RO not bound to a particular script).
-- St Elias Coptic Community
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