From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 01 2010 - 16:50:05 CDT
Robert Abel noted:
> It seems U+019B is the only instance where "lambda" is used. All other
> instances use "lamda". So it seems the slip-up is the other way around,
> whatever the initial reasoning for using "lamda" was.
It was not a slip-up. It was deliberate at the time (1993).
Note that as of 1993, the only "LAMDA" or "LAMBDA" characters
in the standard were:
039B;GREEK CAPITAL LETTER LAMDA;Lu;0;L;;;;;N;GREEK CAPITAL LETTER LAMBDA;;;03BB;
03BB;GREEK SMALL LETTER LAMDA;Ll;0;L;;;;;N;GREEK SMALL LETTER LAMBDA;;039B;;039B
019B;LATIN SMALL LETTER LAMBDA WITH STROKE;Ll;0;L;;;;;N;LATIN SMALL LETTER BARRED
Also note that all 3 of those data entries from UnicodeData.txt have
explicit Unicode 1.0 data fields, showing different names for
All *other* "LAMDA" characters were added considerably later,
and their choices for spelling were influenced by the then
standardized spelling for 039B/03BB, and by preferences expressed
by various national body during balloting.
1038D;UGARITIC LETTER LAMDA;Lo;0;L;;;;;N;;;;;
is a distinct issue, and would no doubt would still have been spelled "LAMDA",
even if all the Greek characters in the standard had been
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