Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 11:12:27 CDT

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    At 08:26 -0700 2004-05-24, John Hudson wrote:

    >Because they want to search documents in the Hebrew *language* using
    >Hebrew characters in search strings?

    They can do that.

    >Because they don't want to guess in what script variant an online
    >corpus is encoded when doing searches?

    They have to already, since many use Latin transliteration.

    >Because plain-text distinction of script variant text in the same
    >language is just about the least important thing in their work?

    Other people have other work.

    >Because they have yet to see a good argument for why anyone would
    >need to make such a distinction?

    They don't want to see the arguments as good. That doesn't mean they
    aren't good arguments.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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