From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 14 2005 - 14:45:07 CDT
At 12:20 -0700 2005-05-14, John Hudson wrote:
>So mysticism is a mark-up issue, not an encoding issue. That sounds
>fine to me.
The identity of a letter has to do with the linguistic entity it
refers to (typically a sound but sometimes a more abstract linguistic
concept) and its usage in a writing system, not to any emanation of
vital energy of cosmic origin which can help a person make life
decisions. *That* is mysticism and it is out of scope of the
Universal Character Set.
The OMs and BISMILLAHs and AHURAMAZDAs we encoded were encoded
because of their relation to linguistic and orthographic phenomena.
Not because of other considerations.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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