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By Yuri Shardt, Nikita Simmons and R Andreev


n3971 n3971 1 In the previous proposal for encoding the Typikon symbols (Shardt & Andreev, 2009), the basic symbols found in the Typikon as used by the Orthodox Church were included. It came to our attention that these symbols only covered the usage of modern, Synodal era (post-1700) texts. However, to typeset texts of the pre-Nikonian period, an additional symbol needs to be added to the range U+1F54x. This symbol is used in the texts of the Old Rite, that is, those Orthodox Christians who did not recognise the liturgical and textual reforms of Patriarch Nikon in the 17 th century, as well as occasionally in New Rite, or post-Nikonian, service books. Furthermore, following the fall of the USSR, there has been renewed interest in the Old Rite texts both among the adherents of the New Rite and the scholars of Russian liturgics and literature. Thus, the typesetting of these texts would be useful for a broad community. Based on the information in Chapter 57 of the Old Rite Orthodox Oko Tserkovnoye (Typikon) and other appropriate service books, the desired symbol, its characteristics, and proposed encoding region are described in Table 1. An example taken from the 1916 Old Rit

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