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Greek and Coptic

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Greek and Coptic is the Unicode block for representing modern (monotonic) Greek. It was originally also used for writing Coptic,[1] using the similar Greek letters in addition to the uniquely Coptic additions. Beginning with version 4.1 of the Unicode Standard, a separate Coptic block has been included in Unicode, allowing for mixed Greek/Coptic text that is stylistically contrastive, as is convention in scholarly works. Writing polytonic Greek requires the use of combining characters or the precomposed vowel + tone characters in the Greek Extended character block.

Quick facts: Greek and Coptic, Range, Plane, Scripts, Majo...
Greek and Coptic
(144 code points)
ScriptsGreek (117 char.)
Coptic (14 char.)
Common (4 char.)
Major alphabetsGreek
Assigned135 code points
Unused9 reserved code points
Source standardsISO 8859-7
Unicode version history
1.0.0 (1991)112 (+112)
1.0.1 (1992)103 (-9)
1.1 (1993)105 (+2)
3.0 (1999)110 (+5)
3.1 (2001)112 (+2)
3.2 (2002)115 (+3)
4.0 (2003)120 (+5)
4.1 (2005)124 (+4)
5.0 (2006)127 (+3)
5.1 (2008)134 (+7)
7.0 (2014)135 (+1)
Unicode documentation
Code chart ∣ Web page
Note: [1][2][3]
Greek and Coptic Unicode Character Block (UCB)

Its block name in Unicode 1.0 was simply Greek, although Coptic letters were already included.[4]

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