From: Dean Snyder (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 07:52:39 CDT
Mark E. Shoulson wrote at 10:41 PM on Saturday, May 22, 2004:
>And not a single Hebrew-reader I spoke to,
>native or not, could even conceive of Paleo-Hebrew being a font-variant
>of Hebrew. They found the proposition laughable.
I'm a Hebrew reader, and I consider it a font change.
I would like to see the evidence to back your assessment.
I'm guessing none of your test subjects have read Paleo-Hebrew texts,
like the Dead Sea scroll ones. If not, how can they make judgements on
this issue? It would be like testing readers of Roman German who had
never read Fraktur - they wouldn't recognize it as a font change either
(which it is, of course, in Unicode).
Dean A. Snyder
Assistant Research Scholar
Manager, Digital Hammurabi Project
Computer Science Department
Whiting School of Engineering
218C New Engineering Building
3400 North Charles Street
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21218
office: 410 516-6850
cell: 717 817-4897
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