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Re: make-char 'symbol weirdness

From: James Cloos
Subject: Re: make-char 'symbol weirdness
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 15:02:16 -0400
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>>>>> "SS" == Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

SS> yes, but gamma is 947, and chi is 967, so _why_ is c mapped to chi
SS> and not gamma?!

The mapping is that of the Postscript font /Symbol's encoding.  Clearly
either Adobe or Apple wanted a phonetic mapping, presumably so that
keyboard entry would be intuitive for the Mac's (initial) market.

Remember also that the /Symbol font had Greek not for setting Greek text
but rather for setting Math and the like.

James Cloos <address@hidden>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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