Re: Cuneiform Free Variation Selectors

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2004 - 13:35:57 EST

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    Dean Snyder asserted:

    > >No, we do not need to rehearse the pros and cons of the "dynamic"
    > >model for Cuneiform already. Abundant evidence for why it has not
    > >been chosen has already been presented.
    > But NO ONE mentioned free variation selectors in the discussion until
    > yesterday.

    This is not the case. *I* mentioned free variation selectors
    during both of the ICE meetings. They weren't discussed at any
    great length, precisely because I and the other encoding experts
    did not feel that they were applicable to the basic encoding issues
    of Cuneiform.

    They may have a place in some future refinement of Cuneiform, but
    only for representation of notable variants of the *statically*
    encoded list of base signs, *not* for the kind of dynamic sign
    building that you have been advocating.


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