Re: Aramaic, Samaritan, Phoenician

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Jul 15 2003 - 15:37:18 EDT

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    At 11:14 -0700 2003-07-15, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    >The main reason for separately encoding Coptic, rather than
    >maintaining what we now recognize to be a mistaken unification
    >with the Greek script, is that it is less useful to people
    >who want to represent Coptic texts to have it be encoded
    >as a variant of Greek than it is to have it be encoded as a
    >distinct script.

    Particularly as they regularly write text in both Coptic and Greek
    and this distinction is better expressed in plain text than in the

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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