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

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 13:07:21 EDT

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    At 03:12 AM 6/27/2003, Michael Everson wrote:

    >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?

    My understanding is that stability promises have been made to W3C and IETF
    (any others?). I'm also leaning toward asking these organisations if an
    exception can be made to fix a broken normalisation for Hebrew, given that
    the present normalisation is not useful. If the UTC doesn't want to make
    the enquiry, perhaps a consortium of Biblical Hebraicist academic
    organisations, publishers and software developers could take the matter to
    W3C and IETF and try to obtain a statement that would allow Unicode to make
    the change? Perhaps WG2 would also support such a petition?

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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