From: E. Keown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 12 2004 - 18:00:45 CDT
Michael Everson wrote:
>6) the Latin alphabet has a lot more than 26 letters
I agree with Michael! And Roman/Latin is a growing
script----it's already the 2nd-most used script in the
world (after Hanzi).
Last year an SIL script expert told me that 50-60% of
the world's languages are *still* unwritten (that's
3600-4200 unwritten languages). SIL hopes to build
writing systems for everything by 2020....
And the phonetics people say that the world's
languages contain 1200 different sounds---900
different consonants, 300 different vowels.
I think that implies that Unicode Latin will be
different *every* year between now and 2020....
So, does this change have to be done now? Is it
supposed to be permanent? ----Elaine
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