From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 08 2004 - 08:23:55 CDT
D. Starner wrote,
> There's a big difference between Phoenician not being a separate script
> from those already encoded in Unicode, and it not existing. It certainly
> exists as a script variant, like Fraktur.
> In that sense, treating Phoenician as a script variant of Hebrew is a big
> win for many of the users of the script, since they would have a hard time
> deciphering the bizarre (to them) script variant but have no problem reading
> texts originally written in it in different fonts.
Suppose that the following two sentences are true:
1) Scholars of Semitic *languages* consider Phoenician to be
a script variant of modern Hebrew.
2) Scholars of writing systems consider Phoenician to be
a distinct script from modern Hebrew.
It is hoped that the UTC will give each viewpoint as much careful
consideration as it deserves.
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