Re: Hentaigana

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 14:30:47 CST

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    At 11:08 AM 3/4/2005, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    > > -On [20050228 07:52], vlad ( wrote:
    > > >Have the Hentaigana (older Hiragana characters) been considered for
    > > >addition to Unicode before?
    > >
    > > Not that I know.
    >They have been considered -- briefly -- but no one has done the
    >work to put together a coherent, well-researched proposal with
    >sufficient justification to do anything with them.

    Sometimes it takes an initial, coherent writeup to get the attention
    of expert reviewers that would allow the proposal to make definite
    progress. So if there are any volunteers....


    PS: the fact that these are not in current everyday use is somewhat
    immaterial - neither is Cuneiform. They do seem likely candidates
    for the representation of historic documents etc.

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