Re: nushu?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Dec 21 2000 - 15:10:12 EST

Ar 10:11 -0800 2000-12-21, scríobh Rick McGowan:
> > it's the "woman's writing" used in Jiangyong country, Hunan province,
> > China, of some ~1000-1500 glyphs
>Ah, yes... This has been proposed and debated before. It certainly is
>a candidate for encoding, if a thorough enough description of it is
>available. Last time I went looking for information on this script,
>there was not enough detailed information available to produce an
>encoding proposal... at least not enough that I could get my hands on at
>that time.

I agree.

>I haven't seen William Wei CHIANG's book. How much detail does it have
>on the precise character repertoire of the script?

We could tentatively Roadmap it for 1500 "glyphs" but I'm a bit loath to do
that without further information. 1500 could be a kind of syllabary. What's
the structure?

It's a very pretty script, I must say. I like the graceful angles.

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