From: Rick McGowan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 15:25:02 CDT
Personally speaking, at this juncture, I usually yawn and hit the delete
button when I see the word "Phoenician" on this list. The discussion has
gone way past any sane argument.
However, Peter Kirk asked a question to which I have a response.
> ... we need to ask a more general question: should the
> UTC encode scripts for which there is a (small, in this case)
> demand but no technical justification?
Do you even have to ask this question? If so, I have to think you haven't
been listening at all. There are technical justifications for the encoding,
but you are either failing to listen to them, or are refusing to believe
that some of the justifications are technical. I will not repeat any
arguments here, I've really had enough Phoenician.
It's my personal opinion that yes, UTC *should* encode Phoenician
precisely because there is a group of scholars and others who have
indicated they desire its encoding and would use it, and there *are*
technical justifications which appeal to those Phoenician proponents, even
if you won't acknowledge them as such. It's apparent that one reason you
won't acknowledge any technical issues is that you disagree on first
principles and refuse to acknowledge any other needs or viewpoints than
As far as I'm concerned, that's about the end of the discussion.
Personally speaking only, and not any official policy, and not speaking
for any UTC member, etc,
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