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
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.
j. 'mach' wust