From: E. Keown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 21:48:20 CST
Dear Philippe and Lists:
> In all your searches and in your proposals, did you
> try to segregate the proposed additional characters
> into two separate categories: those needed
> for inclusion within many modern studies, and those
The Samaritan marks are still used *today* by the
Samaritan communities in Israel and elsewhere.
The other marks would be considered historical:
Babylonian hasn't been used since the 1780s, and the
Palestinian ceased to be used a while before that.
> I ask you that because not all the Hebrew Extended
> chracters may need an allocation in the BMP (in row
> U+08xx as suggested), and some may be placed
Hebrew code points are already in 2 blocks.
If the UTC had done any kind of appropriate research
in the late 1980s, they would have made the main
Hebrew block larger.
In the so-called 'deprecated' block, the 2nd Hebrew
block in the BMP, are composed Hebrew points which I
plan to go on using. And I expect everyone else to go
on using them also, all Hebraists. We think they are
needed for 'text representation' of shin and sin.
I asked for a 3rd block so there will be fewer core
blocks for Hebrew--I thought 2 blocks was already a
lot to have to deal with.
I don't think it's fair to have Hebrew 'spread all
over the map.'
> in the SMP, in a separate Hebrew-Aramaic-Mandaic
> Extended block (including notably some punctuations
> signs or old numerals, or
Is this proposed block from a new version of the
Roadmap? I haven't read the Roadmap lately.
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