RE: New contribution

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 15:40:01 EDT

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    > > > >That expectation is of course not acceptable to scholars.
    > >>
    > >> Scholars do what they want.
    > >
    > >And who, exactly, would use the new characters besides scholars?
    > Students of various alphabet and writing systems, and authors of
    > educational and historical materials.

    Don't such people count as scholars?

    > Read the document, please. Look
    > at the bibliography. The Phoenician script has been recognized and
    > published about as a separate unique entity in those contexts for a
    > very, very long time indeed. That is a different user community from
    > students of ancient Semitic languages

    Ah, so when you said "Scholars do what they want" I should have
    interpreted it as "Certain scholars do what they want."

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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