Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 12:37:53 CDT

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    Michael Everson scripsit:

    > >and with interleaved collation,
    > Which was rejected for the default template (and would go against the
    > practices already in place in the default template) but is available
    > to you in your tailorings.

    I don't accept that the existing practices are necessarily a controlling
    precedent. For sufficient reason we can override existing practices.
    I believe that sufficient reason does exist in this case.

    > >Well, if you asked the ancient Phoenicians this question, of course
    > >they would have said "yes" because the script used in their time for
    > >Hebrew was very similar to their own script.
    > That's why Palaeo-Hebrew and Hebrew are unified.

    Palaeo-Hebrew and Phoenician, presumably.

    John Cowan
    "The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own
    skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among
    other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague."  --Edsger Dijkstra

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