From: Peter R. Mueller-Roemer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 08 2004 - 08:36:53 CST
E. Keown wrote:
> Elaine Keown
>Dear Philippe and Lists:
>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.
In AraiUni.ttf the 1st Hebrew block works pretty well except that
vowel-points and Hebrew accents do not combine under a consonant but the
the accent seems to add a space, so that the single word wajalad (& (he)
was born 8?)) looks like 2 words waja lad - ugly.
I find it too cumbersome so keep 4 different single dots around to
compose shin and sin with dagesh and hireq (possible in the 1st block).
The precomposed shin, sin and others I was glad to find in the 2nd
block, but they disappointed me because they refuse to be (pointed or)
accented, so that I can't even copy the first verse from the bible (BHS)
not even the first word!
The segolat accent does not look close to the segol(at) vowel, it looks
like a 3-dot reverse breve.
Are there any shaping rules in Unicode that I have missed?
Word 2002 does confusing things to the cursor when entering Latin and Hebrew
on the same line. Outlook express and even OpenOffice do much better.
Peter R. Mueller-Roemer
>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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