Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 10:26:48 CDT

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    James Kass wrote:

    > Also, I'm having trouble understanding why Semitic scholars wouldn't
    > relish the ability to display modern and palaeo-Hebrew side-by-side
    > in the same plain text document.

    Because they want to search documents in the Hebrew *language* using Hebrew characters in
    search strings? Because they don't want to guess in what script variant an online corpus
    is encoded when doing searches? Because plain-text distinction of script variant text in
    the same language is just about the least important thing in their work? Because they have
    yet to see a good argument for why anyone would need to make such a distinction?

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
    Currently reading:
    Typespaces, by Peter Burnhill
    White Mughals, by William Dalrymple
    Hebrew manuscripts of the Middle Ages, by Colette Sirat

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