Re: New contribution

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 14:46:54 EDT

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    On 29/04/2004 11:11, John Hudson wrote:

    > 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.

    So, do you mean that the only reason hacked encodings for Greek or
    Cyrillic are unacceptable is that there a a few Greek or Cyrillic
    characters which do not have any direct Latin counterpart?

    > John Hudson

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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