From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 11:40:33 EDT
Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:
> Where it is not true to historical origins, I would not reckon
> something as a cipher. We may come up with other reasons to decide to
> unify, but I do not think we should reach that decision because we
> consider it a cipher.
I assume you mean in the specific Phoenician case, not in the general
case. Considering a given script (or scriptoid) to be a cipher for
another script has indeed been used many, many times as a reason not to
encode. Numerous Latin ciphers have been turned down on that basis.
(Note that I am not suggesting this is a bad thing.)
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