Coptic (Unicode)

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In an older version of Unicode, it was assumed that the Coptic alphabet was made up of the same rang of characters as the Greek, with the addition of the extra letters shei, fei, khei, hori, gangia, shima, and dei (03E2-03EF). It has now been recognised that Coptic is a separate alphabet, and the characters are all encoded in a separate Unicode block (2C80-). The Demotic-derived letters are still in the Greek block, however.

There is now a set of good pages by Moheb Mekhaiel explaining how to use Unicode for Coptic (including theory, fonts, drivers, and software advice):