RE: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!)

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 21:12:59 CDT

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    On 6 July 2005, in a message archived as , Peter
    Constable wrote:

    >> On a related issue (RTL support) - when should we expect Uniscribe or its
    >> successor to support Phoenician (due in Unicode 5.0)? Should I expect to
    >> have to upgrade from Windows XP? (I appreciate that the simplest solution
    >> may well be to encode as Hebrew and style as Phoenician via a font.)

    > There are no specific plans to date for supporting Phoenician -- nor
    > anything else in the still-vapourware Unicode 5.0.

    Sorry, I hadn't realised that the scripts marked as being for 5.0 have yet
    to receive ISO approval. The current round of balloting is to be completed
    on 1st August.


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