Re: Classification; Phoenician

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 21:14:22 CDT

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    Dean Snyder wrote:

    >>It simply doesn't make
    >>sense to me that we should do different things for Semitic than we do
    >>for Indic.

    > Is it not a factor that the Indic "scripts" are in everyday use by living
    > communities?

    Not all of them are. It is, however, a factor that the Indic scripts have varying shaping
    behaviour, not all of which is easily addressable at the glyph level. There is a net
    benefit to text processing and display in not unifying their encoding.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
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    Typespaces, by Peter Burnhill
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