Re: Biblical Hebrew

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 05:51:52 EDT

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    At 23:59 -0700 2003-06-26, John Hudson wrote:

    >I think there is a reasonable case to be made for treating modern
    >Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew as separate languages for pretty much all
    >purposes. The existing codepoints with the fixed position combining
    >classes work fine for Modern Hebrew, and there's no reason that they
    >should not continue to be used for that language. I would seriously
    >entertain the idea of re-encoding *all* the Hebrew marks, along with
    >non-Tiberian vocalisation marks and anything else specifically
    >needed for Biblical Hebrew, in a separate block, and deprecate the
    >cantillation marks in the Hebrew block.

    Speaking as a member of WG2, I do not think that we should encode
    such duplicate characters.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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