Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 14:51:46 CDT
Michael Everson scripsit:
> Well. Depends what you mean by "forms". Our taxonomy currently lists
> Samaritan, Square Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, and Mandaic as modern (RTL)
> forms of the parent Phoenician.
Arabic and Syriac have very specialized shaping behavior which makes them
obviously distinct from their parent form. I believe that Mandaic has
this property too.
> >Ah, so the next protracted debate is going to be whether Samaritan
> >should also be encoded using the existing square Hebrew characters.
> So far participants on this discussion seem to have stipulated that
> Samaritan be encoded as a modern and unique script.
I have merely postponed the question. I would still prefer to see an
overall plan with justification (that is, an update of N2311) before any
of these scripts get encoded.
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