From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 09 2003 - 10:48:40 EST
At 15:53 +0100 2003-11-09, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>I was concerned recently by some people who wanted to better write the
>Tifinagh languages (such as Berber) with the Latin script (notably for North
>Africa, but also in Europe due to the important North African community,
>notably in France).
Why? People do what they want. The Maltese have no trouble with the
>When the Tifinagh script will be standardized, it would then be interesting
>to allow it to be rendered correctly with Latin letters and diacritic glyphs
>on a user font preference, as it corresponds more to the now modern use of
What? The Tifinagh script is not the Latin script.
>It would have the benefit of allowing interchanges of dictionnaries and
>texts even if they are rendered differently. It could be possible if the
>transliteration between the historic Tifinagh script and the Latin script
>obeys to precise presentation rules, and also possible because there does
>not seem to exist for now a precise orthograph of Tifinagh-based languages
>when they are written with the Latin script (and this does not facilitate
>the exchange of information between people sharing the same language but
>distinct conventions for the written language).
When we encode Tifinagh we will encode Tifinagh. We will not
meta-encode it for ease of transliteration to other scripts.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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