Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 20:45:35 CDT

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    At 21:28 -0400 2004-05-20, Dean Snyder wrote:
    >Michael Everson wrote at 11:24 PM on Thursday, May 20, 2004:
    >>At 14:59 -0700 2004-05-20, Patrick Andries wrote:
    >>>You may mean that the Unicode book does not document how Phoenician
    >>>(or Paleo-Hebrew) may be encoded. This is not to say that no one is
    >>>using Unicode to encode Paleo-Hebrew texts.
    >>The several Phoenician fonts which I have are *all* Latin clones.
    >So are most of the Hebrew fonts that people have. And I'll bet they use
    >the same code points for the same letters - change the font, and you have
    >the same characters displayed in Jewish Hebrew or Phoenician.

    That proves nothing at all. In fact, I have a number of Phoenician
    fonts using Latin clones to represent Phoenician letters. I have yet
    to find a single font with Hebrew encoding and Phoenician glyphs. I'm
    not "betting" either. I have actual evidence. Hearsay does not

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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