From: Dean Snyder (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 13:33:27 CDT
Dominikus Scherkl (MGW) wrote at 6:31 PM on Tuesday, May 25, 2004:
>> There are tests and there are tests.
>That realy was a _very_ hard test - fraktur was never
>designed for capitalized layout.
>Noone can read this well - and I do often read texts
>Was your argument that what is proposed as Phoenician
>letters need to be "translitterated" to be read at all?
No, the argument is that since others are using the claimed illegibility
of Palaeo-Hebrew for modern Hebrew readers to justify a Phoenician
encoding, they should be consistent and apply the same reasoning for
separately encoding Fraktur capitals (all the more because modern Fraktur
has greater potential for more living users than does Palaeo-Hebrew).
The fact that you and others claim this is a really hard test proves the
point - the illegibility argument should be applied more judiciously than
it has been here.
For reasons similar to why I would be against separately encoded Fraktur
abstract letters I am currently against separately encoded Phoenician,
that is until some OTHER reason(s) more compelling than those I've seen
so far are provided.
Dean A. Snyder
Assistant Research Scholar
Manager, Digital Hammurabi Project
Computer Science Department
Whiting School of Engineering
218C New Engineering Building
3400 North Charles Street
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21218
office: 410 516-6850
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