Re: Caucasian Albanian Alphabet: Ancient Script Discovered in the Ashes

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jan 03 2004 - 04:26:30 EST

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    At 15:47 -0800 2004-01-02, Peter Kirk wrote:
    >I have found a new script which may need to be encoded in Unicode.
    >Well, I haven't found it myself, Zaza Alexidze has done that. I was
    >previously aware of this Caucasian Albanian script, but I have only
    >just found out that for the first time an extensive document - 300
    >pages of a lectionary, dating probably from the 5th century CE - has
    >been found written in this alphabet, and in an ancient form of the
    >Udi language. It seems to be a truly separate alphabet, although
    >distantly related to Georgian and Armenian.

    Does it? The links you gave were a bit less than conclusive in that regard.

    >But it is not even roadmapped for Unicode.

    Must you use such rhetoric?

    It wasn't roadmapped because we had no comprehensive information on
    it. Now we have more information, which is excellent.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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