[EversonMono] Everson Mono error?
tiro at tiro.com
Sun Sep 20 22:27:45 IST 2009
> On 20 Sep 2009, at 10:49, Nicholas Shanks wrote:
>> In Everson Mono, why does the glyph COMBINING GREEK PERISPOMENI look
>> like a tilde? (And differ from the non-combining glyph in the same font?)
>> I assume the semi-circular glyph is correct.
The inverted breve form is a British classicist innovation that first
appears, tyographically, in the famous Porson Greek type, which remains
a standard for much Anglo-American scholarship in part because of its
use in the ubiquitous Lobe Classics series. I've long assumed this shape
to be simply an abbreviated form of the tilde-like perispomeni, copied
from Porson's handwriting. The tilde-like form is the historical norm,
and I believe remains the common form everywhere except Anglo-American
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