From: Elaine Keown (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 03 2003 - 15:09:19 CST
Elaine in Central Texas
Ok, font underway, what a relief.
1) BLOCK NAME: does the Hebrew block need to
permanently be called Hebrew? If a better name would
be HEBREW-ARAMAIC SQUARE SCRIPT, should that be added
as a note?
2) SUB-BLOCK: can the sub-blocks have a different
headers, so they can be called "Tiberian cantillation
marks" or "Tiberian vowels" ??
The current Unicode Hebrew accents and vowels are
supposedly from Tiberias, on the western edge of the
Sea of Galilee....
3) Now, for individual new items. The new
stuff--which people from Holland started asking for a
year ago, by the way---divides into groups:
Babylonian accents, vowels, punctuation
has ~2 systems with some overlap
may need "The Mongolian Option"
Palestinian accents, vowels, punctuation
some serious diversity--
also a good candidate for
"The Mongolian Option"
Samaritan* vowels, punctuation
Starred items come with some built in controversy....
So should the names be.....
HEBREW BABYLONIAN (SIMPLE) ATNACH
HEBREW BABYLONIAN (SIMPLE) METEG
HEBREW BABYLONIAN (COMPLEX) ATNACH
HEBREW SIMPLE BABYLONIAN ATNACH
HEBREW COMPLEX BABYLONIAN ATNACH
For the epigraphy:
HEBREW HIERATIC-EPIGRAPHIC NUMBER FIVE
HEBREW HIERATIC-EPIGRAPHIC NUMBER TEN
And BTW, the new stuff is regional/dialectal,
presume different underlying Hebrew dialects,
with no simple one-to-one mapping between
Tiberian and the other stuff....
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