Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 09:23:41 CDT

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    James Kass scripsit:

    > Well, I don't think it would be cavalier in any sense to use a
    > transliteration font. Hardly antiquarian or throwback, either.
    > But, I don't for a minute think it's the proper thing to do.
    > I think it would be silly and churlish.

    I'm more of a ceorl than a chevalier, myself. Strictly foot-bound
    peasant stock.

    > those who wish to do so aren't bound by my opinions, eh?

    The widespread use (as opposed to the mere existence) of a Phoenician
    encoding in Unicode imposes costs on at least some Semiticists that
    they do not wish to pay, at least without some assistance from Unicode.
    Hence my desire to have Phoenician and Hebrew collate together at the
    first level (more for searching than for sorting).

    John Cowan
    The Penguin shall hunt and devour all that is crufty, gnarly and
    bogacious; all code which wriggles like spaghetti, or is infested with
    blighting creatures, or is bound by grave and perilous Licences shall it
    capture.  And in capturing shall it replicate, and in replicating shall
    it document, and in documentation shall it bring freedom, serenity and
    most cool froodiness to the earth and all who code therein.  --Gospel of Tux

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