From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 01:06:46 CDT
Michael Everson 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.
Which is what I was planning to say. I would have added that Fraktur
typesetters in past centuries created "all-caps" words by capitalizing
only the first TWO letters of the word, such was the difficulty *anyone*
would have reading Fraktur in all caps as Dean Snyder displayed it.
So far, so good. But then Dean responded:
> 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.
This reply is so completely devoid of logic and reason that it's clear
to me that any counter-reply based on logic and reason will fall on deaf
ears. I will not participate further in this thread, nor any of its
ancestors and descendants. Have fun, guys.
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