From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 14:46:54 EDT
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
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