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Re: uppercase/lowercase (was: Of Haa/hhet & other matters)

From:J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>
Date:Monday, January 24, 2005, 12:53
On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 07:30:34 +0000, Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:

>On Saturday, January 22, 2005, at 11:17 , J. 'Mach' Wust wrote:
>> The scripts that have uppercase and lowercase (as far as I know it's only >> the Roman alphabet, the Greek alphabet and the Cyrillic alphabet) derive >> from the Greek alphabet, but it's not because of this derivation that >> they distinguish uppercase and lowercase (compare other Greek-derived >> alphabets such as the Coptic or the Gothic),
>> but rather because of the influence of modern typography. > >If by 'modern' you mean the 16th century.
Yes, I did! I couldn't have been any clearer... or could I?! :) I apologize for possible confusions.
>The upper & lower case system >was there right from the start in printed texts in the Roman & Greek >alphabets.
I don't doubt that the first Greek characters were cut by western European typographers who were used to having both an uppercase and a lowercase alphabet at the same time. kry@s: j. 'mach' wust