Unicode has precomposed characters for those who don't want to use
combining diacritics. James Tauber made that file of entities in the bad
old days before Unicode.
On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 13:38 -0700, Hans G. Ehrbar wrote:
> Mnemonic character entities for ancient Greek letters are
> useful for coding short greek quotes. Such entities are
> especially important because many polytonic letters do not
> correspond to one Unicode character but must have one or two
> combining charactes appended. OASIS has a file
> which is based on the tei writing system declaration
> When one converts the contents of that declaration into
> html one sees that there are many errors, please look at
> According to this WSD, arougr (alpha with rough) is
> associated with U+2F10 which is in reality epsilon with
> psili, etc. etc. This table has many letters wrong.
> I also constructed a different entity table from
> information Jeroen Hellingman emailed me in Jan 2004,
> This seems to be correct, and it also displays the
> Haralambous encoding which works in TeX. But I have never
> seen this on the www.
> Is there an interest in TEI to develop an authoritative and
> correct entity table for ancient greek letters, which fits
> together with the iso entities? Or is someone else working
> on this?
> Hans G. Ehrbar