Re: New contribution

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 14:08:00 EDT

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    At 19:28 -0700 2004-04-29, John Hudson wrote:

    >With what characters -- Hebrew or Phoenician -- would you expect
    >Birnbaum's Palaeo-Hebrew to be encoded?

    Phoenician, **just as it says in the proposal**.

    >It seems to me that on visual grounds one would use Phoenician, but
    >on textual grounds one would use Hebrew. This is quite problematic,
    >and I can see why Peter is unhappy about having two equally valid
    >ways of encoding the same text *represented by the same glyphs*.

    It is no more problematic than having the Pali text of the Dhammapada
    written in Devanagari, Latin, Myanmar, Thai, Khmer, or Sinhala

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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