RE: Phoenician

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 12:49:56 CDT

At 02:46 -0700 2004-05-06, Peter Constable wrote:

>I think it has been established that those that use square Hebrew
>characters (apart from Hebrew paleographers) do not find text in PH
>to be legible as Hebrew. And it seems like the concern you and
>Debbie expressed for the right fonts is more like this and rather of
>a different order than what we'd normally consider a typographic
>preference -- if square Hebrew glyphs show up where you want PH (or
>vice versa), then it's just plain wrong as far as your purposes are
>concerned, and would be mis-interpreted as the wrong thing -- that
>means a failure wrt being legibly distinct.

That's what I said about setting Yiddish in Phoenician, isn't it?

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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