From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 09 2004 - 16:59:10 CDT
At 17:07 -0400 2004-09-09, Dean Snyder wrote:
>The vowel points in Hebrew are CHARACTERS, they are NOT the logical
>equivalent to Latin accents, even though they may seem to
>superficially resemble them to non-Hebraists. They are not
>sub-characters - they are real characters that just happen to be
>written above, in, and under the consonants.
Good heavens. This is nonsense. Or at least it is a use of the word
"character" which is unrelated to the use which the UTC and WG2 makes
>They are, for example, actually read sequentially, just like
>one reads Latin consonants and vowels.
A lot like Tengwar, really.
>But Unicode strapped these Hebrew vowel points with the combining
They are combining marks.
>and here we are, stuck with the wrong-headed, sub-character,
>combining mark "legacy" with all its concomitant problems.
>I'm way too busy right now to devote any time to this,
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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