Re: Colourful scripts and Aramaic

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 18:24:16 EDT

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    At 18:03 -0400 2003-08-07, Karljürgen Feuerherm wrote:
    >My knowledge of Aramaic script is a little scanty, but my understanding is
    >more or less the same as Peter's. Which leads me
    >to suggest that encoding Aramaic separately
    >would be a bit like encoding Old Akkadian
    >(Cuneiform) separately from NeoAssyrian
    >(Cuneiform). Which would be a bit silly (and not
    >what we are planning in that arena).... Note
    >that some people are even willing to argue that
    >the substrate languages might be considered
    >distinct, too--in case that is the argument
    >which would be applied to Aramaic.

    We do not encode languages. Would somebody please
    before deciding what it is that is meant by
    Aramaic in the Roadmap? Note that Hebrew descends
    FROM it, and that as do number of other scripts
    which clearly do NOT descend from Hebrew.

    Unicode encodes Square Hebrew.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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