Re: Old Hungarian?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Sep 26 2002 - 11:40:56 EDT

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    Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

    > Hungarian Runic is in the Roadmap.

    What's the actual status, though? As Jarkko indicated, the proposal is
    almost 5 years old and it's been in the Roadmap ever since, with little
    or no progress since then (at least not visible from the outside). We
    know you may not have as much time as before to champion such proposals.
    Are any experts in the Hungarian user community (perhaps Hosszu Gábor or
    Fűr Zoltán) able to supply the needed final effort?

    Rovásírás is a delightful little script, with delightful RTL
    directionality (rare for a European script used as recently as 1483) and
    delightfully non-intuitive (sometimes bizarre) ligatures. It would be a
    shame if it couldn't get the support necessary for standardization in

    BTW, I wonder if there might have been some confusion between the
    Pipeline, which generally contains only those characters proposed for
    the *next* version of Unicode, and the Roadmap, which contains a much
    broader range of proposed scripts, including some for which no formal
    proposal even exists.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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