From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 12:29:14 CDT
At 10:18 -0700 2004-05-24, John Hudson wrote:
>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.
But we *do* and we have the history of the world's writing systems
which lead *us* to consider these distinctions, in order to encode
the world's writing systems in the Universal Character Set as more
than a set of font variations on "the alphabet".
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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