Ancient Greek apostrophe marking elision

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sat Jan 26 19:37:39 CST 2019

On Sun, 27 Jan 2019 00:32:43 +0000
Michael Everson via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> I’ll be publishing a translation of Alice into Ancient Greek in due
> course. I will absolutely only use U+2019 for the apostrophe. It
> would be wrong for lots of reasons to use U+02BC for this.

Please list them.

Will your coding decision be machine readable for the readership?

> Moreover, implementations of U+02BC need to be revised. In the
> context of Polynesian languages, it is impossible to use U+02BC if it
> is _identical_ to U+2019. Readers cannot work out what is what. I
> will prepare documentation on this in due course.

It looks as though you've found a new character - or a revived


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