Re: Ciphers (Was: Berber/Tifinagh)

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 20:27:56 EST

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    At 04:32 PM 11/10/2003, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    >And because there is consensus
    >in both committees that encoding of the potentially very
    >large number of arbitrary ciphers of Latin letters (and
    >other scripts as well) is *not* appropriate for Unicode.

    Attempting to fix an approximate number to the arbitrary ciphers that might
    be encountered in occult texts, I've consulted Gettings' _Dictionary of
    Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils_, which records about 50 Western
    'secret scripts' all of which appear to be ciphers of common scripts
    (Latin, Hebrew or Greek).

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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