Most Greek scholars are aware that sigma has a few different forms. In most current printed editions, it has a medial (σ) and final (ς) form, even though for a large part of antiquity up to the Byzantine era, it was usually written as a so-called "lunate sigma" (ϲ).
My question is a little more specific: it seems like the scholarly consensus has been to distinguish between medial and final forms for lowercase sigma, even if the underlying manuscripts are uncials (=all caps) or use lunate sigmas. This is the case for most scholarly editions I'm aware of (e.g. Nestle-Aland and most Oxford Classical Texts), and all Greek textbooks seem to follow suit.
I was confused, then, when I recently was looking through the OCT version of Sophoclis Fabulae. Not only does it use lunate sigmas throughout the whole edition, but (as far as I can tell) the editors didn't even think that this choice was worthy of mention in their preface. What's even stranger is that this is a relatively recent OCT from 1990/92.
I have a few related questions: Is this choice as uncommon as I'm making it out to be? Is this just a matter of taste or preference, or is there some principled reason for adopting the lunate sigma in this particular edition?