Re: New contribution

From: John Hudson (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 14:11:21 EDT

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    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.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
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    In making him win.
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