Re: Unicode politics (was: A basic question on encoding Latin cha

From: Dean A. Snyder (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 17:07:57 EDT

> > >And this is how it has always been in the history of writing
>systems. As far
> > >as I know, languages have always been put in writing by natives who were
> > >previously acquainted with the (then) dominant language *and* its writing
> > >systems.
> >
>Nor Akkadian, nor Chinese....
>Scott Horne

Akkadian script is based upon Sumerian, and the Akkadian scribes
learned Sumerian in school. We have many Sumero-Akkadian bi-lingual
texts and most Akkadian texts have various Sumerian logograms
embedded in them.

Dean A. Snyder
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