From: Ernest Cline (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 16:18:08 EDT
> [Original Message]
> From: John Hudson <email@example.com>
> But your proposal specifically states that the 'Phoenician' characters
> be used to encode Palaeo-Hebrew, as if somehow Hebrew and Hebrew are
> different languages when they look different.
No more so than Japanese becomes a different language when written
as romanji. Language and script are distinct and a given language is often
encoded using several different scripts. There may be points against
favoring writing Paleo-Hebrew with a Phoenician script instead of the Hebrew
script, but this isn't one of them. Besides, the way I read the proposal,
as a list of languages that could be written using the proposed script, not
list of languages that must be written using the proposed script.
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