[texhax] GFS Porson polytonic keymap?

Yannis Haralambous yannis.haralambous at telecom-bretagne.eu
Thu May 7 09:40:31 CEST 2009

Le 7 mai 09 à 03:21, Pierre MacKay a écrit :

> A true Porson oughtn't to produce a tilde in any case.  The tilde is a
> Didot form of
> perispomene, and one of the distinguishing marks of Porson is the  
> simple
> rounded
> cap for perispomene (based on Porson's own handwriting.)

True, *but* nevertheless there is a tilde in the original Monotype  
design of Porson (for me the only authentic Porson). As you can see on  
the atatched screenshot, in the sixth box of the first row there is a  
lovely eta with tilde (whose PostScript name is etatildealt). Of  
course all combinations with breathings are missing, so we can  
consider as "an exception confirming the rule". Probably some  
important Monotype client asked for it, and so they added it to the  
glyph set.

Just as they added also the hideous "accented capitals" for monotonic  
Greek which would make poor old Porson turn around in his grave...

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