RE: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 15:01:52 CDT

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    Peter Constable wrote at 7:53 AM on Friday, May 21, 2004:

    >Dean, the suggestion has been that people want to or are encoding PH
    >text using the Hebrew block of Unicode and simply displaying with a font
    >that uses PH glyphs for those characters.

    I missed that assertion - who made it?

    >The burden of proof for this
    >is on those making the suggestion. Michael has simply said he has never
    >seen such a font. If you want to support the claim, you cannot simply
    >question how thoroughly Michael has searched -- it's not his
    >responsibility. If you know of such fonts, then please identify them.

    I was responding to Michael's positive assertion that he has "yet to find
    a single font with Hebrew encoding and Phoenician glyphs". The weight of
    that statement is directly proportional to the quality of his search.


    Dean A. Snyder

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