From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 10:26:48 CDT
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?
-- Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com Vancouver, BC email@example.com Currently reading: Typespaces, by Peter Burnhill White Mughals, by William Dalrymple Hebrew manuscripts of the Middle Ages, by Colette Sirat
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