From: Andrew West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 09:46:21 CDT
On 20/05/05, Peter Kirk <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 20/05/2005 13:53, James Kass wrote:
> >From: Peter Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> >>Well, Klingon has been rejected, but Deseret and Shavian have been
> >>encoded although I am unaware of any non-fantasy use of these scripts,
> >>and Tengwar and Cirth, which are certainly fantasy scripts, are roadmapped.
> >Why do you consider Deseret and Shavian to be fantasy scripts?
> Are either of them actually used except in fantasy type situations?
> Perhaps Deseret had a very small amount of more serious use from the
> short time when it was promoted for actual use, but its current use
> seems to be for fantasy only.
John Jenkins has produced Deseret versions of the Doctrine and
Covenants and Pearl of Great Price in PDF format (downloadable from
<http://homepage.mac.com/jhjenkins/Deseret/Triple.pdf>). Given that
Deseret was created for writing Mormon texts this document can hardly
be seen as a "fantasy" usage of the script, and I am sure that John
considers it to be a serious usage of the script.
This document was created a few years ago, prior to acceptance of
Deseret into Unicode, so it is not actually encoded in Unicode, but it
is a text document. It would be nice if John could produce HTML
versions of these texts encoded in Unicode.
James' own Unicode-encoded Deseret sample at
<http://home.att.net/~jameskass/deserettest.htm> is also not a
"fantasy" usage of the script.
If you ask me, current use of the Latin script by certain members of
this list seems to be for fantasy only.
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