From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 08:07:56 CDT
John Hudson wrote:
> *All* classification is arbitrary.
If script classification is arbitrary or nominal, isn't there is still a
case for attempting some consistency or following a single model within
a particular standard like the UCS? If script classification in the UCS
has been largely based on a particular historical model which Michael
and others subscribe to, are there good reasons to adopt other
(arbitrary) systems now? At least that classification has the virtue of
being well known and around for a long time - even if some contemporary
scholars in some fields disagree with it.
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