From: Dean Snyder (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 13:56:55 CDT
Michael Everson wrote at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 25, 2004:
>It is arguable that Swedish, Bokmål, Nynorsk, and
>Danish are dialects of the same mutually
>intelligible Scandinavian language. Yet they each
>have their own formal orthographies and are, in a
>In the same way, even if Phoenician and Hebrew
>are *diascripts of an underlying 22-letter
>Semitic script, that doesn't mean that they
>should not be encoded.
To be analogous to the Phoenican/Hebrew situation, wouldn't Danish "A"
have to be encoded separately from Swedish "A".
Maybe I'm wrong in being flabbergasted by this co-mingling of the
concepts of orthographies and encodings as being somehow equivalent, but
I'll let the Unicode experts clarify this.
Dean A. Snyder
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Computer Science Department
Whiting School of Engineering
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