RE: Out-of-topic: script direction

From: James E. Agenbroad (jage@loc.gov)
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 12:49:05 EST


On Wed, 12 Jan 2000 Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com wrote:

> Allow me a na´ve question: what is the purpose of encoding characters(maybe)
> found in *one* single written(maybe) document?
>
> A puzzled Marco
>
>
                                              Wednesday Januaary 12, 2000
Well, it would let those attempting to understand the document to share
their ideas more readily throughout the world. Rather than say on the
internet "I think character 16 is a plural marker" they could say "I think
[phaistos glyph] is a plural marker". This is utterly hypothetical and
not an areas where I pretend to expertise or even an educated opinion.
     Regards,
          Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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