From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 05:51:52 EDT
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 * * http://www.evertype.com
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