Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 12:29:14 CDT

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    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 *  *

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