From: Andrew C. West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 12 2003 - 13:08:49 EST
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 08:10:49 -0800, "Doug Ewell" wrote:
> I don't think the "secrecy" criterion is sufficient to qualify a writing
> system as a cipher (whether it is necessary is another question). Nüshü
> (sp?) was developed primarily for secrecy, if I'm not mistaken, and I
> doubt anyone would regard it as a cipher.
On the contrary, if Nüshu glyph A has the same pronunciation and semantics as
Han ideograph B, and the Nüshu script is just a set of glyphs that have a
one-to-one mapping to standard Han ideographs, then surely Nüshu really is no
more than a cipher ?
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