From: Sinnathurai Srivas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 18:05:15 CDT
I'm thinking of creating a font to represent ancient sindu symbols/alphabet.
Sindu is probably the worlds first part Graphimic part alphabet writing
system, probably used to enhance all other writing systems lately.
I do not mind if it is treated only as graphemes or as a hybrid by Unicode,
I need code allocations for these entities. Any help would be appriciated.
Tamil research Group
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hans Aberg" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan
> At 12:17 -0700 2005/05/23, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>>We need to steer clear of the dangers of assuming that anything
>>which is text*like* must be encoded as characters and interchanged
>>in plain text in Unicode.
>>There is no prima facie case for standardizing characters for
>>undeciphered scripts (even if they can be demonstrated to actually
>>be *scripts*). There is no obvious *need* to generate and
>>transmit plain text involving undeciphered scripts. The main
>>potential users -- a usually small number of decipherers -- can
>>use other means to meet their needs.
> It seems me that the basic Unicode range should mainly focus on
> "characterizing" the atomic semantic units of natural scripts, ancient,
> regional and modern. If a set of symbols has not been reliably deciphered,
> according to this principle, it should not be added.
> The reason, though, that good folks fight so hard over getting all kinds
> of symbols added to Unicode, it seems me, is that if one does not succeed
> with that, one is left out in the cold. The private range gives no
> guarantees of anything. I can look through already defined private ranges
> and deliberately put my characters there, just in those places, it seems.
> Unicode could provide more ranges of symbols, not as tightly held as the
> basic one, helping to sort out symbols clashes, and helping to provide
> glyphs for rendering. I think that if Unicode would do that, much
> controversy would go away.
> Hans Aberg
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