Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 15:48:42 CDT

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    Ted Hopp wrote:

    >On Friday, May 21, 2004 3:01 PM, John Hudson wrote:
    >>Let me rephrase the point as a question:
    >> What in the encoding of 'Phoenician' characters in Unicode
    >> obliges anyone to use those characters for ancient Canaanite
    >> texts?
    > <>
    > An analogous statement can be made of any script in Unicode. We can all
    > continue to use code pages or the myriad Hebrew fonts that put the
    > glyphs at
    > Latin-0 code points. If the proposed Phoenician block can be so easily
    > ignored in encoding ancient Canaanite texts, then is the block really
    > needed?
    A Phoenician block is obviously not needed by those who wish to
    represent Phoenician / ancient Canaanite texts with Hebrew Characters.
    It is only needed by those who wish to represent Phoenician text with
    Phoenician characters and Hebrew text with Hebrew characters.

    - Chris

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