Re: Fraktur Legibility (was Re: Response to Everson Phoenician)

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 13:01:02 CDT

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    Michael Everson wrote at 5:02 PM on Tuesday, May 25, 2004:

    >At 11:23 -0400 2004-05-25, Dean Snyder wrote:
    >>2) I used only capital letters, since they mirror more closely the
    >>legibility issues associated with Old Canaanite legibility.
    >Invalidating your "test" because German Fraktur of that style was not
    >typically set in all caps, and native Germans fluent in Fraktur would
    >have had trouble reading it.

    So, you are saying there are glyph streams in German Fraktur that fluent,
    native Germans would have trouble reading. Then, based on reasoning being
    applied to Phoenician, Fraktur (or at least Fraktur capitals) should be
    separately encoded.


    Dean A. Snyder

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