Samaritan shan

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 07:13:03 EST

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    At 22:10 -0800 2004-01-14, Peter Constable wrote:

    > > >Now, that said, I am very keen to have the Samaritan shin encoded,
    >> >because this is used as a mark in the apparatus critici of the BHS
    >> >and possibly other Bible editions (in BHS it used in citations of
    >> >Pentateuchi textus Hebraeo-Samaritanus secundum). I'd be perfectly
    >> >happy to see it encoded as a Letterlike Symbol, since it is being
    >> >used as a symbol and not as a Samaritan letter.
    >> Perhaps it must be in any case, due to directionality issues.
    >Apparently nobody noticed that I submitted a proposal for this thing
    >last year, the response to which was that it should be left until all of
    >Samaritan is encoded.

    We did notice, when we started working on Samaritan. Nobody thought
    about the directionality issue at the time. D'oh!

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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