From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 09:12:07 CDT
At 20:42 +0100 2005-06-25, Richard Wordingham wrote:
>I had always seen the gaps as forward planning, either for future
>parallel developments, or for archaic letters as the use of the
>script was found to encompass older practices.
No, it was just ISCII.
>However, the resuscitation or recognition of normatively discarded
>letters may be seen as harmful - we're seeing a Tamil view, and
>there may be a similar Lao view.
We are not seeing a representative Tamil view. And under no
circumstances will we AVOID encoding historical letters if there is a
genuine need for them. This is the Universal Character Set.
>I can't help wondering if some of the spelling reforms (Lao, Tai
>Lue) have had a hidden agenda of breaking links to a Pali heritage.
I think this highly unlikely.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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