Re: Berber/Tifinagh (was: Swahili & Banthu)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Nov 09 2003 - 12:40:51 EST

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    At 17:54 +0100 2003-11-09, Philippe Verdy wrote:
    >From: "Michael Everson" <>
    >> When we encode Tifinagh we will encode Tifinagh. We will not
    >> meta-encode it for ease of transliteration to other scripts.
    >Yes that was the intent of my suggestion, I don't say that this must
    >be done. But what would be wrong if a font was created for the
    >Tifinagh script that would display Latin-based glyphs with
    >diacritics rather than historic glyphs?

    I think you should go back and learn about the characater/glyph model
    if you think this is a good idea.

    >Could it help to allow exchanges between use of the historic script
    >in Morocco, and those that criticize Morocco and now want to support
    >their language with Latin-based glyphs?

    If you want to write Tifinagh in Latin, you should write it in Latin.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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