From: Andrew C. West (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 09:06:48 EDT
> Andrew C. West scripsit:
> > For example, the excellent description of the Tocharian script
> > (surely the worst made-up name for a dead script ever) at
> > http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/didact/idg/toch/tochbr.htm could
> > be the basis of a proposal for this important Brahmic script. There is
> > a considerable body of Tocharian material, and it would be much easier
> > to encode this material using a dedicated Tocharian block than using
> > a generic Brahmic encoding model.
> I don't understand. Are you proposing this be implemented as a full
> syllabary, Cherokee/Ethiopic style, rather than using the usual
> apparatus of consonants, independent vowels, and vowel marks (which in
> this case ligate fully with the consonants)?
No, not at all. The charts may show consonant-vowel syllables, but that does not
mean that I believe that they should be proposed to be encoded as syllables.
What I was saying was that all the glyphs needed for a proposal are nicely laid
out here, not that there is necessarily a one-to-one correspondence between
these glyphs and Unicode characters.
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