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Private Use Area 10: Metrical symbols

This is the type of symbol used by Eduard Sievers in his Altgermanische Metrik (Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1893). They are still frequently used in text books, monographs and articles on Medieval Nordic metrics. Thesaurus Linguae Grecae (TLG) has recently proposed a set of metrical symbols for Greek. This proposal was approved by Unicode and made part of v. 4.1 of the Unicode Standard. The TLG proposal includes symbols for the short syllable (breve), for the combination of a short and long syllable (metrical short over long, or metrical long over short) and for a combination of a long and two short syllables. These characters have been added to Miscellaneous Technical (see pp. 71–72 above). The default character (anceps) is identified with MULTIPLICATION SIGN (00D7) in Latin-1 Supplement (p. 27), and the symbol for long syllable (longum) is identified with FIGURE DASH (2012) or EN DASH (2013) in General Punctuation (p. 61). Combinations of anceps, breve or longum with acute accent, grave accent or double acute accent can be achieved by using COMBINING ACUTE ACCENT (0301), COMBINING GRAVE ACCENT (0300) or COMBINING DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT (030B) in Combining Diacritical Marks (pp. 42–43). However, this does not work well in all applications, so for the time being precomposed characters will be useful. Junicode and Alphabetum have metrical symbols in different locations of the Private Use Area, so a code-point conflict is inevitable for this range. Since Al- phabetum has the largest selection, code points in this font have been chosen, metrical symbols being placed in the F700–F71F section. However, all duplicate code points in Junicode as of version 0.6.12 are listed below. Alphabetum contains a number of additional metrical symbols, possibly also of interest for Medi- eval usage. See the F700–F76F section of this font. Note that combining single and double vertical bars are located in Combining Diacritical Marks, code points 030D and 030E (p. 44 above). They are used to indicate stress (single bar) and stress + alliteration (double bar).

Glyph EntityNumericCodepoint ChartDescriptionVersion Andron
F700&metrmacr;F700
Junicode: F167
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUMUni.:
MUFI: 3.0
DECOMISSIONED
As stated above, this character can be encoded with 2012 FIGURE DASH and the entity name ‘&numdash;’ (p. 162 above). We recommend that this code point should be used hereafter. However, for those who would like to continue using the complete set of metrical symbols in the Private Use Area, we re- commend that the character F700 should be given the entity name ‘&metrmacr;’ and the descriptive name METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUM.
F701&metrbreve;F701
Junicode: F16A
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVEUni.:
MUFI: 3.0
DECOMISSIONED
In v. 4.1 of the Unicode Standard, this character was assigned to code point 23D1 in Miscellaneous Technical (see p. 162 above). We recommend that this code point should be used hereafter. However, for those who would like to continue using the complete set of metrical symbols in the Private Use Area, we recommend that the character F701 should be given the entity name ‘&metrbreve;’ and the descriptive name METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE.
F702&metrmacrbreve;F702PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE ABOVE LONGUM (SHORT OR LONG SYLLABLE)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
DECOMISSIONED
In v. 4.1 of the Unicode Standard, this character was assigned to code point 23D3 in Miscellaneous Technical (see p. 162 above). We recommend that this code point should be used hereafter. However, for those who would like to continue using the complete set of metrical symbols in the Private Use Area, we recommend that the character F702 should be given the entity name ‘&metrmacrbreve;’ and the descriptive name METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE ABOVE LONGUM (SHORT OR LONG SYLLABLE).
F703&metrbrevemacr;F703PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUM ABOVE BREVE (SHORT OR LONG SYLLABLE)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
DECOMISSIONED
In v. 4.1 of the Unicode Standard, this character was assigned to code point 23D2 in Miscellaneous Technical (see p. 162 above). We recommend that this code point should be used hereafter. However, for those who would like to continue using the complete set of metrical symbols in the Private Use Area, we recommend that the character F703 should be given the entity name ‘&metrbrevemacr;’ and the descriptive name METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUM ABOVE BREVE (SHORT OR LONG SYLLABLE).
F704&metrmacracute;F704
Junicode: F168
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUM WITH ACUTE (PRIMARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F705&metrmacrgrave;F705
Junicode: F169
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUM WITH GRAVE (SECONDARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F706&metrbreveacute;F706
Junicode: F16B
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE WITH ACUTE (PRIMARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F707&metrbrevegrave;F707
Junicode: F16C
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE WITH GRAVE (SECONDARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F708&metrmacrbreveacute;F708PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE ABOVE LONGUM WITH ACUTE (SHORT OR LONG SYLLABLE WITH PRIMARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F709&metrmacrbrevegrave;F709PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE ABOVE LONGUM WITH GRAVE (SHORT OR LONG SYLLABLE WITH SECONDARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F70A&metranc;F70APUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL ANCEPSUni.:
MUFI: 3.0
As stated above, this character can be encoded with 00D7 MULTIPLICATION SIGN and the entity name ‘×’ (p. 161 above). We recommend that this code point should be used hereafter. However, for those who would like to continue using the complete set of metrical symbols in the Private Use Area, we recommend that the character F70A should be given the entity name ‘&metranc;’ and the descriptive name METRICAL SYMBOL ANCEPS.
F70B&metrancacute;F70B
Junicode: F165
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL ANCEPS WITH ACUTE (PRIMARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F70C&metrancgrave;F70C
Junicode: F166
PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL ANCEPS WITH GRAVE (SECONDARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F714&metrpause;F714PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL PAUSEUni.:
MUFI: 3.0
DECOMISSIONED
As stated above, this character can be encoded with 2227 LOGICAL AND and the entity name ‘&logand;’ (p. 153). We recommend that this code point should be used hereafter. However, for those who would like to continue using the complete set of metrical symbols in the Private Use Area, we recommend that the character F714 should be given the entity name ‘&metrpause;’ and the descriptive name METRICAL SYMBOL PAUSE.
F715&metrmacrdblac;F715PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUM WITH DOUBLE ACUTE (SECONDARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F716&metrmacrdblgrave;F716PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL LONGUM WITH DOUBLE GRAVE (SECONDARY STRESS AND ALLITERATION)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F717&metrbrevedblac;F717PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE WITH DOUBLE ACUTE (PRIMARY STRESS AND ALLITERATION)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F718&metrbrevedblgrave;F718PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL BREVE WITH DOUBLE GRAVE (SECONDARY STRESS AND ALLITERATION)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F719&metrancdblac;F719PUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL ANCEPS WITH DOUBLE ACUTE (PRIMARY STRESS AND ALLITERATION)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F71A&metrancdblgrave;F71APUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL ANCEPS WITH DOUBLE GRAVE (SECONDARY STRESS AND ALLITERATION)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F71B&metrdblbrevemacracute;F71BPUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL RESOLVED LIFT WITH ACUTE (PRIMARY STRESS)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F71C&metrdblbrevemacrdblac;F71CPUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL RESOLVED LIFT WITH DOUBLE ACUTE (PRIMARY STRESS AND ALLITERATION)Uni.:
MUFI: 3.0
F72E&metrdblbrevemacr;F72EPUA-10METRICAL SYMBOL RESOLVED LIFTUni.:
MUFI: 3.0
DECOMISSIONED
In v. 4.1 of the Unicode Standard, the character METRICAL SYMBOL RESOLVED LIFT was assigned to code point 23D4 in Miscellaneous Technical and given the descriptive name METRICAL LONG OVER TWO SHORTS (see p. 162 above). We recommend that this code point should be used hereafter. However, for those who would like to continue using the complete set of metrical symbols in the Private Use Area, we recommend that the character F72E should be given the
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