RE: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 10:14:03 CDT

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Dean Snyder

    > >Who has ever asked for that?
    > I have no one in mind.
    > But, by analogy, so should no one think thusly about Phoenician (which
    > to Jewish Hebrew script what Fraktur is to Roman German script).

    I think Doug is right. The point is, the situations are *not* analogous:
    in the Fraktur case, there is nobody that wants a distinction; in the
    Phoenician case, there appear to be people who do.

    Doug's point is, if there are *lot* of people that will use a separate
    Phoenician block, then that will validate that it was a useful thing to
    do; but if there are *not*, then the unification-camp has little cause
    for concern about existence of distinctly-encoded data.

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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