Re: An apology (was: Everson-bashing)

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 09:01:22 CDT

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    Thank you, Peter, for what you said..

    At 08:09 -0700 2004-05-13, Peter Kirk wrote:

    >But I should like to remind everyone that I did
    >not call Michael "arrogant" on the list,
    >although some subscribers have put these words
    >in my mouth.

    I can be arrogant sometimes.

    >From what others have told me, the only
    >significant such issues that have arisen are
    >Coptic disunification and Kurdish K and Q, and
    >the UTC did *not* initially accept Michael's
    >judgments on these two. So, John, what are some
    >of the very few specific issues on which
    >Michael's judgments *have* been accepted?

    YOGH and EZH were disunified. Nuskhuri and
    Mkhedruli were disunified. The two QOPPAs were
    disunified. NUNAVUT H and AIVILIK B were
    disunified from Latin "H" and "b" as letters
    naturalized by Canadian Syllabics.

    >I have on my desk a sample of a tentative
    >orthography for a minority language which
    >includes a word
    >
    >bb
    >
    >Yes, that's Latin b - Cyrillic soft sign - Cyrillic hard sign - Latin b
    >- Cyrillic soft sign - Cyrillic hard sign. (Or perhaps the soft sign
    >should actually be U+0185.) Fortunately I am in a position to exert some
    >influence to tidy this one up, if possible to use only Latin letters.

    I would like to learn more about this.

    -- 
    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com
    


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