Re: Demystifying the Politburo (was: Re: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!))

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Fri Jul 08 2005 - 03:13:38 CDT

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    Ashraf Sadek wrote:

    > I was then surprised that XXXX had been accepted, since I see no
    > no use for this, that any script does require resources to support it,
    > that a perfectly viable solution already exists. I then learned it was
    > a taboo and that it had been the subject of very heated debates

    There was a brief discussion of plans to encode the Aramaic script in
    December 2003 (which slightly surprised me, because I think of Hebrew as
    being written in the Aramaic script), and then the Phoenician proposal was
    announced in April 2004 under the anodyne title 'New Contribution'. A long
    and heated discussion (the 'thread from Hell/Gehenna/Sheol') ensued, which
    is why we are asked not to re-open the discussion. The proposal has been
    approved. See the archives (e.g. for details.


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