Re: Religous symbols (Re: Uppercase ß ... )

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 22:24:02 CDT

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    >> I'm preparing a proposal for the staurogram, an early Christian symbol
    >> based on a combination of the Greek letters tau-rho, referencing the
    >> crucifixion, which precedes the better known and already encoded
    >> chi-rho monogram for Christ. I've had a request for this from Biblical
    >> scholars dealing with early Christian texts in which it occurs.

    > Similar characters are already encoded in the Coptic block.

    So I see, but since this set introduces a specifically Coptic chi-rho symbol as distinct
    from the Miscellaneous Symbol CHI RHO U+2627, I don't think there should be any problem
    encoding the staurogram as a symbol, especially as the typical evolved form is more
    pictographic than alphabetic.

    John Hudson

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