Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 12:22:58 CDT

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    saqqara wrote:

    > I'm genuinely interested in why Phoenician should not be regarded as a
    > separate script but have yet to read a reasoned response to earlier posts.

    I think the view may be most succinctly expressed in this way:

       The numerous and visually varied 22-letter semitic writing
       systems all represent the same 22 abstract characters.

       The Unicode Standard encodes abstract characters.

       Ergo, only one set of codepoints is required to encode the
       22-letter semitic writing systems.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
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