Re: Ciphers (Was: Berber/Tifinagh)

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 20:22:38 EST

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    On 10/11/2003 16:26, Michael Everson wrote:

    > ...
    > What, you want me to give you a loophole? Look, it took YEARS to get
    > Nuskhuri disunified from Mkhedruli, and Coptic from Greek. It was
    > troublesome to get YOGH disunified from EZH. I'm still working on
    > Cyrillic KU and WE. You think I'm bothered about Theban? ESR's
    > proposal shows it displayed *carved on objects*. You think that
    > convinces me of a plain-text need for it, disunified from Latin?
    > Think again.

    Michael, you are doing a lot of good work which I appreciate on
    important scripts. I don't expect you to drop it and rush to encode
    Theban. I would be quite happy if you said that it was something that in
    principle might be encoded some time, if sufficient evidence is
    presented e.g. for its use for writing certain books, if someone else
    wanted to do the hard work, when everything else in the queue ahead of
    it has been dealt with, etc etc. What I object to is the argument that
    it should be rejected because you personally don't have time to work on
    it right now.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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