Re: Ciphers (Was: Berber/Tifinagh)

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 16:57:24 EST

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    On 10/11/2003 12:53, Michael Everson wrote:

    > At 10:49 -0800 2003-11-10, Peter Kirk wrote:
    >> Agreed. But if you want to write English with the Theban script, as
    >> there are no Theban characters?
    > So far we have not seen evidence that the Theban script is other than
    > a cypher for the Latin script..

    Define "cypher", or "cipher", and I will either provide evidence that
    the Theban script is not one or accept that, on your definition, it is
    one. In the absence of a definition this discussion is meaningless.
    Similarly if the definition is simply a whim as you implied, so a
    personal subjective choice against which there can be no evidence. Was
    it a whim that Theban and Klingon were rejected?

    >> Or what if you want to write English with the RTL version of the
    >> Theban script which I found mentioned at
    >> That can't be done by glyph
    >> level substitution.
    > Why not?

    Because the Theban letters will necessarily appear incorrectly in LTR
    order, as they are encoded in Unicode as Latin letters with strong LTR

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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