Re: Aramaic, Samaritan, Phoenician

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Jul 15 2003 - 09:54:03 EDT

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    At 08:42 -0400 2003-07-15, Karljürgen Feuerherm wrote:
    > Michael Everson said:
    > > My native script isn't Hebrew but I am certain that no one who was could
    > > easily read a newspaper article written in Phoenician or Samaritan letters.
    >Surely that is not an argument for encoding a separate script, is it?

    It is sometimes. :-)

    >Most German people I know can't read the German
    >cursive script used say 50 years ago. But the
    >characters clearly correspond to the Latin
    >characters in use today.

    The handwriting is difficult to read. One would
    think that in German schools it would be at least
    introduced so children would know about it.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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