From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 14:57:37 CDT
D. Starner wrote:
> Shouldn’t the encoding be geared towards those who use it the most?
Who use *what* the most?
> So far, all the people who actually use this script on a day to
> day basis who have actually spoken up have been in favor of
By "this script" presumably you mean Phoenician script, not Hebrew script.
On this list we've heard at length from Semiticists who disfavor encoding
Phoenician script -- which they don't use, since they report using
Hebrew-script transliteration, or refer to them as the same thing, etc.
Speaking up on this list isn't a criterion for anything. We don't happen
to have *on this list* any of the actual "daily basis" Phoenician-script
user community. If we did, we might have heard from them as well.
Deborah Anderson has, off-list, reported contact with scholars other than
herself who favor the encoding of Phoenician. But if by scholar you have a
narrow meaning requiring a PhD, I think she may be the only "scholar" who
has *on this list* reported that she favors encoding of Phoenician script.
That was on May 2, which is ancient history by now. Others may correct me
if I'm leaving anyone out.
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