Re: New contribution

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 15:26:58 EDT

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    > At 19:10 -0700 2004-04-29, John Hudson wrote:
    >> Michael, Peter is not talking about the Phoenician language being
    >> represented in the Hebrew script, he is talking about the common
    >> practice of semiticists to *encode* the Phoenician script using Hebrew
    >> codepoints. The representation of the text is in Phoenician glyphs,
    >> not Hebrew, but these glyphs are treated as typeface variants of Hebrew.

    > I have plenty of fonts where the Phoenician glyphs are treated as
    > typeface variants of Latin.

    But presumably these are not used to write English text or, for that matter, Latin. The
    issue at question is the encoding of *Hebrew* text as written in Phoenician-style letters.

    This isn't a show-stopper, but I've asked several times now how you and others think
    semiticists should encode such text: with Hebrew characters corresponding to the language
    of the text, or with 'Phoenician' characters corresponding to the look of the text?

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
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