From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 15:26:58 EDT
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?
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