From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 18 2004 - 07:33:29 EST
At 04:16 -0800 2004-02-18, Peter Kirk wrote:
>If I find references (e.g. the ones Ken and I have already given)
>with the rest of the Latin alphabet and other characters used as
>subscripts in linguistic works, would you add these to your proposal
This proposal is for Indo-Europeanist characters. There have been
many proposals for superscript and subscript characters.
>If "yes", you are accepting that "the rest" is open-ended.
>If "no", what makes your subscripts different from and more
>encodable than my subscripts?
Nothing? We showed evidence of use. Can you do the same?
>Ernest has given a reasonable criterion, but one which rules out x
>and /. Do you have an alternative criterion?
I don't think "standaloneness" is much of a criterion. If
Indo-Europeanists are representing subscript (e/o) and the
parentheses are encoded, and the e and o can be encoded, why on earth
should the / not be encoded?
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