Re: Greek accentuation marks

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Oct 15 1998 - 13:12:39 EDT

Constantine Stathopoulos wrote:

> Does anybody know why "oxia" and its combinations [...] are also coded
> as "tonos" and combinations [...] although there is no apparent
> grammatical reason and the glyphs should be identical?

A good question. For whatever reason, the glyphs in the Unicode
Standard look different: the oxia looks like a Latin acute accent
and is unified with it, whereas the tonos is a vertical tick mark.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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