From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 24 2003 - 13:29:04 EST
Peter Kirk scripsit:
> This approach would certainly have simplified pointed Hebrew a lot, so
> much so that it could well be serious.
There are an awful lot of possibilities, and it's not clear that spinning
them out a la Hangul really makes sense.
> After all, Ethiopic was encoded
> as a syllabary just because the vowel points happen to have become
> attached to the base characters.
Well, more because Ethiopic-script users think of the letters as
part of a syllabary, though historically it's an abugida. The original
design for Unicode Ethiopic used an alphabetic representation -- someone
else can probably tell you more about the nitty-gritty of why it was
> And we already have some precomposed
> Hebrew syllables, FB1D, FB1F, FB2E, FB2F. But I guess it is too late for
> a change now!
It certainly is.
-- Go, and never darken my towels again! John Cowan --Rufus T. Firefly www.ccil.org/~cowan
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