From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 19:12:49 CDT
At 14:09 -0700 2005-06-04, Doug Ewell wrote:
>And abstract characters don't "represent" scripts, in the sense of
>distinguishing Latin A from Greek Alpha.
Or Cyrillic KU and WE from Latin Q and W.
>Scripts *contain* abstract characters.
Just so. "Script" is a significant category, which is why ISO 15924
exists. And its significance with Greek/Latin A/A is no less than its
significance for other borrowings, such as Cyrillic/Latin Q/Q. [Yes,
I used Latin code points for all of these, since this e-mail is
Woleai Type 2 script consists of entities originally borrowed from
Latin (it being the stimulus) but which are not, any more, Latin.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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