From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 14:11:21 EDT
Peter Kirk wrote:
>> Well... I want to see Phoenician encoded, and I think Michael has made
>> a fine proposal. Again, people who don't want to use the characters
>> don't have to do so.
> But what answer do you have to my point, made in more detail elsewhere,
> that it will cause total confusion, and defeat the purposes of Unicode,
> if some people use the new characters and others don't? If such
> confusion is to be avoided, we have to uphold the principle that if new
> characters are added, everyone is expected to use them. Or do you say
> that Russians, Greeks etc don't have to use the Unicode characters
> defined for their scripts but are welcome to continue using legacy
> hacked encodings?
Peter, using a systematic transliteration between two structurally identical scripts is
not comparable to hack encodings.
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