Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: E. Keown (
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 15:54:52 CDT

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           Elaine Keown


    I include below the response of
    Prof. Stephen A. Kaufman, one of the world's most
    famous Aramaists, to the Everson Phoenician proposal:

    Dr. Stephen A. Kaufman wrote (on the ANE list

    > Anyone who thinks there has to be a separate
    > encoding for Phoenician either does not understand
    > Unicode or (and probably "and") does not understand
    > what a glyph is. There are already encodings
    > suitable for all varieties of Northwest Semitic
    > scripts. One can legitimately argue, as some have,
    > that there are still some problems with the Hebrew
    > and Syriac encodings, but not that we need anything
    > more for the other NW Semitic languages other than
    >some nice FONTS!
    >Steve Kaufman

    Why did Debbie suggest June 7 as a the latest date for


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