Re: New contribution

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun May 02 2004 - 08:00:42 CDT

At 08:58 -0700 2004-05-01, Peter Kirk wrote:
>>On 29/04/2004 17:36, Michael Everson wrote:
>>At 10:34 -0700 2004-04-29, Peter Kirk wrote:
>>>But what answer do you have to my point, made in more detail
>>>elsewhere, that it will cause total confusion, and defeat the
>>>purposes of Unicode, if some people use the new characters and
>>>others don't?
>>Frankly I'd say it's an unreasonable suggestion on your part. NO
>>ONE is forced to use Sinhala, Brahmi, Myanmar, or Devanagari script
>>to represent Buddhist texts in Pali. Scholars, and the Pali Text
>>Society, happily ignore these scripts and use Latin. Similarly, NO
>>ONE will be forced to use Phoenician script to represent early
>>Phoenician language if they find it hard to read and prefer to
>>represent it in Hebrew script, or in Latin.
>But do scholars and the Pali Text Society encode the texts in Latin
>and then use masquerading fonts or whatever to render the texts in
>whichever script they prefer to?

Certainly not.

>Very likely they do at the moment.

Yet another unsubstantiated supposition on your part.

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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