Updated post on “If you were allowed to add a symbol to unicode, what symbol would it be, and what would it mean?”

By: | Post date: 2019-04-22 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Writing Systems

I have had an updated version of my old Quora post If you were allowed to add a symbol to unicode, what symbol would it be, and what would it mean? published in Greek on Nikos Sarantakos’ blog, as Πώς χαντάκωσα τα Παμφυλιακά, “How I ruined Pamphylian”—referring to how I’m responsible for the psi-like Pamphylian sampi not getting a distinct codeset from the regular alphabetic sampi.

Many posters were non-plussed by the highly technical discussion of Ancient Greek orthography and Unicode; a few made it through to the end. My especial thanks to commenter Efi-Efi, for chiming that she too lamented (θrino) the fate of the pitchfork (in Cretan dialect: θrinaki).

One Comment

Leave a Reply

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Join 311 other subscribers

  • May 2019
    M T W T F S S
    « Apr    
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    2728293031  
%d bloggers like this: