From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 12:18:22 CDT
Michael Everson wrote:
> Why, James, we gave evidence a month ago that the ancient Hebrews
> considered it to be a different script than the one they had learned in
To be fair, it isn't at all clear from your evidence that the Ancient Hebrews had the same
concept of 'script' as the Unicode Standard. I don't recall anything in what you cited
that suggested anything more significant than a recognition of a change in the style of
writing *the same Hebrew letters*, or as they might have said, if they did use Unicode
parlance, the same abstract characters.
The fact that they acknowledge that particular styles of writing are or are not
appropriate for religious texts is neither surprising nor relevant, as the same
distinctions are made between ktiva merubaat and stam.
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