Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 18:25:04 CDT

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    At 19:00 -0400 2004-05-21, Dean Snyder wrote:

    > >>>Furthermore, this has the advantage of side-stepping the whole
    >>>>issue of the origins of the Greek alphabet along with its
    >>>>subsequent Mediterranean script descendants, while not mucking up
    >>>>Canaanite which is already encoded in Unicode, albeit somewhat
    >>>>"prematurely", or "misnamed", as Hebrew.
    >>What tripe. I mean really, what tripe.
    >Can you back up your assertions with anything other than inflammatory
    >What, specifically, is tripe about this sentence?

    The suggestion that Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646 encoded "Canaanite" is
    ridiculous. What was encoded was the Square Hebrew which is the
    national script of Israel etc etc etc.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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