Ancient Greek apostrophe marking elision

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Fri Jan 25 20:36:27 CST 2019

On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:02:25 -0500
James Tauber via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> I guess U+02BC is category Lm not Mn, but doesn't that still mean it
> modifies the previous character (i.e. is really part of the same
> grapheme cluster) and so isn't appropriate as either a vowel or an
> indication of an omitted vowel?

To quote TUS:

"A few may modify the following letter, and some may serve as a
independent letters".

Bear in mind that one of the uses of U+02BC is the scholarly
representation of a glottal stop, especially in Arabic names.


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