Re: New contribution

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 21:47:35 CDT scripsit:

> A fairer question to ask might be:
> Would you have any objections if the Phoenician script were given
> a separate encoding in the Unicode Standard as long as such an
> encoding wouldn't interfere with your ability to continue
> encoding texts as you please?
> (And to the last, I'd be tempted to add: If so, what on Earth could those
> objections be?)

Expense. Complication. Delays while the encoding gets into the Standard
and thence into popular operating systems, with all the accoutrements
such as keyboard software.

All Norstrilians knew what laughter was:        John Cowan
it was "pleasurable corrigible malfunction".
        --Cordwainer Smith, Norstrilia

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