Re: Biblical Hebrew (Was: Major Defect in Combining Classes of Tibetan Vowels)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 06:12:44 EDT

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    At 04:53 -0500 2003-06-27, wrote:

    >If they're so unaware of combining classes, might it not seem
    >reasonable to think the the dialog might continue as follows?
    >- [gives explanation of combining classes and the related problem for Hebrew]
    >ISO: So, you're saying you're coming to us asking for duplicates of
    >existing characters because of an error the Unicode Consortium made
    >with some of those character properties they define?
    >- Well, yes, that's basically it.
    >ISO: Then, obviously they need to correct their errors. I mean, it's
    >not like the wrong characters got encoded or something. Tell them to
    >just fix the errors; that can't be difficult to do, and is obviously
    >the right thing to do.

    This is exactly my view.

    Who is it who will kill the Unicode Consortium if UAX #15 were to be
    revised? Did it occur to anyone to *ask* about the possible revision
    of classes for the dozen or so instances that would be affected?

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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