Re: Colourful scripts

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 16:00:25 EDT

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    Peter Kirk scripsit:

    > Is it a principle of Unicode that a new script should not be encoded
    > because it is one to one correspondence with an existing one, even
    > though there is no graphical relationship? Well, that is certainly in
    > conflict with Michael's comments about Aramaic, Samaritan etc.

    No. But it's a principle (an informal one) not to use resources encoding
    symbol repertoires that are just monalphabetic encryptions of existing
    language-specific repertoires. Which seems to me (I am willing to be
    corrected on this) to be what we have here.

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