Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: James Kass (
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 00:30:53 CDT

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    Dean Snyder wrote,

    > Doesn't the idea that so many people will embrace a new Fraktur range
    > imply that it's the right thing to do?

    It might, if it were true.

    During the course of this discussion, I've often lamented that there is
    no evidence whatsoever that Semitic mathematicians ever used palaeo-
    Hebrew glyphs as math variables. It would sure simplify things, wouldn't

    I have no fear that many people would embrace a new Fraktur range, therefore
    its unnecessary to dredge up hypothetical problems that such a range might

    As a member of the Latin script user community, I'd not be threatened by
    a separate encoding for Fraktur. I have Fraktur books in my library.
    Whether I've got their titles stored in my database using Latin characters
    or abusing math variables is best left to speculation.

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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