|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 18, 2000, 23:43|
Vasiliy Chernov scripsit:
> Yes, the Coptic script (or at least the pieces I've seen) looks very
> similar to early forms of Cyrillics. In fact, both are nearly identical
> with certain medieval forms of the Greek script; besides, they use
> like letters for /S/ (probably inspired by Aramaic).
There is a neat
demonstration of this at http://www.egt.ie/standards/cy/coptic.html .
I think the author should have compared *capital* Greek letters, though,
since Coptic and Cyrillic forms are based on the capitals rather
than the much more recent small forms of Greek letters.
"UCS" stands for Universal Character Set, essentially a synonym for "Unicode".
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