From: Dean Snyder (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 05 2005 - 07:51:19 CST
Kenneth Whistler wrote at 3:40 PM on Tuesday, January 4, 2005:
>In the case of Canaanite and Modern
>Square Hebrew, well, you can set up a nice one-to-one mapping
>of 22 letters and hack away with your fonts.
This is not "hack[ing] away with your fonts"; it is precisely the sort of
thing for which fonts exist - glyphic variation. Your use of the phrase
here betrays either your prejudice or your misunderstanding of the situation.
By the way, I am puzzled by all the bytes spilled on this topic. The
concept is very simple - Unicode is a value-added superset of ISO 10646
and if you do Unicode right, you are, by definition, doing ISO 10646 right.
Dean A. Snyder
Assistant Research Scholar
Manager, Digital Hammurabi Project
Computer Science Department
Whiting School of Engineering
218C New Engineering Building
3400 North Charles Street
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21218
office: 410 516-6850
cell: 717 817-4897
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