Typos in LSJ

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Lee | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, May 5 2013 5:34 PM

I recently had occasion to look up the word ἐγείρω in Liddell-Scott Greek-English Lexicon, and came across what appears to be several typos.

 

ἐγείρω is not an uncommon word.

It leaves me wondering what other typos are out there.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2013 5:56 PM

Not sure what the error is that you see in the first case.

The second one might be a matter of the font you are using to display Greek. The word is spelled out correctly for me. I use Gentium for Greek display.

The third example is an error I also see in my copy.

You can report these using the typo feature in the right click menu, although it is a bit more difficult to use in Greek.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2013 6:02 PM

In the first example, the correct citation appears to be Polyaen.1.30.5. I will verify this with a hard copy.

As for the second example: I am using standard Windows fonts and a standard Logos installation. In any case, if it is ζõντας καὶ νεκρούς then the coding should use an o/omicron that is pre-combined with the tilde/circumflex, as I have done in this post, instead of separate diacriticals.

The third is probably an OCR error that passed at proofing stage (if there was one).

 

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2013 6:57 PM

Lee:
I am using standard Windows fonts and a standard Logos installation.

In which case you are probably using Gentium. However check under Tools>Program Settings>Fonts>Greek font to verify.

You seem to be right about the first example, as the online version of LSJ at Perseus shows 1.30.5.

Lee:
The third is probably an OCR error that passed at proofing stage (if there was one).

Can't imagine there wasn't but errors do slip through.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2013 7:04 PM

Mark Smith:

In which case you are probably using Gentium. However check under Tools>Program Settings>Fonts>Greek font to verify.

I have "Default" under Greek font. Anyway, it should be immaterial whether it is set to Gentium, so long as pre-combined diacriticals are used in the encoding, which is the Unicode convention nowadays.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2013 7:21 PM

Lee:
I have "Default" under Greek font.

On Windows, appears Default and Palatino Linotype fonts are missing circumflex accent characters.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2013 7:25 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

On Windows, appears Default and Palatino Linotype fonts are missing circumflex accent characters.

  I can confirm that Unicode character U+00F5, which can be used to encode this character, exists in my version of Palatino Linotype and Cambria.     Note: Unicode has not adopted the pre-composed OMICRON WITH PERISPOMENI glyph. The canonical encoding for this character appears to be U+03BF//U+0342
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