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=== What Unicode characters should we use to encode Greek metrical symbols? ===
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==Which Unicode characters should we use to encode Greek metrical symbols==
  
Metrical symbols are encoded in <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://www.unicode.org/ Unicode]</span> in the Miscellaneous Technical region, 23D1-23D9 (see <span class="wikiexternallink">http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2300.pdf</span>).
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Metrical symbols are encoded in [http://www.unicode.org/ Unicode] in the Miscellaneous Technical region, 23D1-23D9 (see http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2300.pdf).
  
See also the TLG technical document on the proposal to encode Greek metical characters in Unicode, which can be found at <span class="wikiexternallink">http://repositories.cdlib.org/tlg/unicode/15/</span>
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See also the TLG technical document on the proposal to encode Greek metical characters in Unicode, which can be found at http://repositories.cdlib.org/tlg/unicode/15/
  
This issue was discussed at some length on the Unicode Ancient Languages list (see e.g. <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://lsv.uky.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0110&L=unicode&D=1&O=D&P=235 http://lsv.uky.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0110&amp;L=unicode&amp;D=1&amp;O=D&amp;P=235]</span> or go to <span class="wikiexternallink">http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/unicode.html</span> and search for "metrical" vel sim.).
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Brill have released some advice on symbols for metrical display (http://www.brill.nl/downloads/Metrical-Characters-Unicode-updated.pdf)
  
What fonts support this character range? The only fonts I have found to do so reliably are:
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This issue was discussed at some length on the Unicode Ancient Languages list (see e.g. http://lsv.uky.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0110&L=unicode&D=1&O=D&P=235 or go to http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/unicode.html and search for "metrical" vel sim.).
  
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~pinax/greekkeys/NAUdownload.html New Athena Unicode]</span>
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==What fonts support this character range?==
* <span class="wikiexternallink">[http://scholarsfonts.net/cardofnt.html Cardo]</span>
 
  
Others may know better.
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The only fonts we have found to do so reliably (as per November 2006) are:
  
I am soliciting more advice on this topic from the list: see archives and membership information at <span class="wikiexternallink">http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/unicode.html</span>
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* [http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~pinax/greekkeys/NAUdownload.html New Athena Unicode]
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* [http://scholarsfonts.net/cardofnt.html Cardo]
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Others suggestions of suitable fonts are most welcome.
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More advice on this topic may be found in the archives of the [[Unicode discussion list]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:41, 14 November 2016

Which Unicode characters should we use to encode Greek metrical symbols

Metrical symbols are encoded in Unicode in the Miscellaneous Technical region, 23D1-23D9 (see http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2300.pdf).

See also the TLG technical document on the proposal to encode Greek metical characters in Unicode, which can be found at http://repositories.cdlib.org/tlg/unicode/15/

Brill have released some advice on symbols for metrical display (http://www.brill.nl/downloads/Metrical-Characters-Unicode-updated.pdf)

This issue was discussed at some length on the Unicode Ancient Languages list (see e.g. http://lsv.uky.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0110&L=unicode&D=1&O=D&P=235 or go to http://lsv.uky.edu/archives/unicode.html and search for "metrical" vel sim.).

What fonts support this character range?

The only fonts we have found to do so reliably (as per November 2006) are:

Others suggestions of suitable fonts are most welcome.

More advice on this topic may be found in the archives of the Unicode discussion list.