John Cowan recently said:
> > Does anyone REALLY object to dis-unifying Coptic and Greek?
> I don't object to it, so in the spirit of things, I will put forward
> strawman reasons for maintaining the status quo. It's a poor argument
> that won't point both ways.
> 4) Some folks may have already encoded Coptic text using the Greek
> unification, and dis-unification would make their data putatively
> invalid (a new implementation would make it come out as Greek).
> This was the argument used for not unifying the EURO SIGN with
> the EURO-CURRENCY SIGN.
How about the Plane 14 language tagging proposal? Smart implementations
could note that the language is Coptic and change font.
> But in fact I favor dis-unification.
So do I, especially since the glyphs are significantly different.
What I hadn't caught on to until I saw Michael Everson's web site
( http://www.indigo.ie/egt ) was how much they resembled Cyrillic.
-- Tim Partridge. Any opinions expressed are mine only and not those of my employer
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