From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 08:23:32 EST
Michael Everson scripsit:
> Ridiculous. This happened centuries ago, and it is not "why" Ethiopic
> was encoded as a syllabary. It was encoded as a syllabary because it
> is a syllabary.
Structurally it's an abugida, like Indic and UCAS.
> You are, because the floodgates, while once open, have been closed by
Indeed, they were opened in Unicode 1.1, as a result of the merger with
FDIS 10646; since then, only 46 characters with canonical decompositions
have been added to Unicode (excepting compatibility ideographs, which
are a special case).
Specifically, 16 were added in Unicode 2.0, 29 in Unicode 1.0, and
just one in Unicode 3.2 (the slashed version of a symbol added at the
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