Re: New contribution

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 23:11:48 CDT

John Hudson wrote:

> Michael Everson wrote:
>> If you people, after all of this discussion, can think that it is
>> possible to print a newspaper article in Hebrew language or Yiddish
>> in Phoenician letters, then all I can say is that understanding of
>> the fundamentals of script identity is at an all-time low. I'm really
>> surprised.
> I can't believe anyone is even talking about typesetting newspapers in
> Hebrew or 'Phoenician' letters: this is a total irrelevancy. I
> wouldn't typeset a Russian newspaper in 'vyaz style letters, either,
> but that doesn't make it a separate script from Cyrillic. Treating
> particular letterforms as glyph variants of existing characters does
> not imply that these letterforms are suitable for any text that might
> be encoded with those characters. So far as I can tell, no one is
> arguing such nonsense.

The Samaritan newsletter A-B is available both in Square Hebrew and in
Samaritan-script editions.


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