From: E. Keown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 19:05:39 CDT
Dear Patrick Durusau:
> someone who claimed that more than half of the
> characters necessary to encode Biblical Hebrew were
> missing from Unicode but has been unable for
> years to produce a list of the missing characters.
In maybe July, John Hudson will complete a font for
these "missing characters." John estimates there are
90-140 of them.
John volunteered to spend his weekends and holidays
helping me by making a large Unicode proposal font.
These characters are not 'Tiberian' Hebrew--they are
Babylonian Hebrew, Samaritan Hebrew, Palestinian
Hebrew, epigraphic Hebrew, Dead Sea Scrolls Hebrew,
and 'digraphs' for ~40 other Jewish languages written
Jumping ahead of John, I put up preliminary Babylonian
and Samaritan proposals a couple weeks ago. Prof.
Stephen Kaufman has seen the Babylonian one and made
And, it also makes a difference which version of
technology one wishes to use.
I think Biblical Hebrew+ should be 'mainstreamed'--it
should use information retrieval algorithms....for
that approach one needs more characters than people
who like XML-etc type approaches...Elaine
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