Re: Greek accentuation marks

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Mon Oct 26 1998 - 11:35:49 EST

I should mention one other difficulty with the current Greek encoding. The way the ancient Greek characters are encoded, only a few of the possible title/uppercase characters are encoded for some characters, which means that case mappings can't be one-to-one, although I think that was ELOT's intent. I put up some diagrams on the following page:


Constantine Stathopoulos wrote:

> At 01:09 16/10/1998 -0700, you wrote:
> >If you wish to discuss any of this with the intention of proposing changes,
> >you should go back to the original standards documents from whence Unicode
> >derives, and to ISO 10646, and to ELOT.
> Thank you very much for clarifying that. I am not in standardization, so this is the kind of information I was hoping to obtain from the participants of this list.
> However, I am not paid to do this and I cannot possibly read tons of not freely available documentation going back to the early '80s. All I can and will do is prepare a paper on Greek and Unicode and submit it to ELOT, the Unicode Consortium and WS-MES. In the meanwhile my company will implement Unicode as we see fit to cover our needs and the needs of our customers.
> Thank you very much for your feedback.
> Sincerely,
> Constantine Stathopoulos,
> Iris Media Internet Solutions.
> Maybe it's possible to clarify the
> >situation by adding text to the Unicode standard's Greek block introduction.
> >And maybe it's possible to change the glyphs that are printed, if they're
> >really incorrect. But to have any effect, there must be a paper that is
> >supported by facts and which has some endorsement.
> >
> > Rick
> >


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