Python Unicode handling wins again -- mostly

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 07:00:27 CET 2013


On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> I was speaking specifically of "ligatures like fi" (or, if you prefer,
> "ligatures like ό".  By which I mean those things printers invented
> because some letter combinations look funny when typeset as two distinct
> letters.

I think the encoding of your email is incorrect, because GREEK SMALL
LETTER OMICRON WITH TONOS is not a ligature.

> There are other kinds of ligatures.  For example, oe is a dipthong.  It
> makes sense (well, to me, anyway) that upper case oe is Έ.

As above. I can't fathom why would it make sense for the upper case of
LATIN SMALL LIGATURE OE to be GREEK CAPITAL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS.



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