Date: Wed Oct 30 2002 - 18:23:05 EST
Dear John Hudson and Everyone:
I've been told by a respected and experienced Hebrew
font maker that it is IMPOSSIBLE to get all the Tiberian
Hebrew marks on 1 font under the Unicode system.
That is, he found it impossible using the existing
Hebrew dots actually vary in size--the marks to indicate
vowels and the change from fricative to stop in a
consonant are smaller than some of the text markup
known as "accents" or "te'amim" or "cantillation marks."
If you look at my endless "Informative Notes" you will
notice that I mined other Unicode blocks wherever I
thought it would be just fine to do that. Where possible,
I attempted to re-use other Semitic dots first, only
going into Euro, left-to-right blocks where it was
This is actually a really short proposal---I found
four times as many possible symbols when I included
the 3 other pointing systems for Hebrew. They included
many, many other dots........
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