From: Michael Fayez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 18:17:38 CDT
I am no expert in Church Slavonic and even don’t know the language, but I am interested that Unicode completely supports it. I have some thoughts to share with you and I'd like to know what you think.
Church Slavonic is not supported well enough by Unicode. Most sites I have seen dealing with Church Slavonic either use jpgs or PDF files. Here are links for some sites dealing with Church Slavonic alphabet.
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=ru_en&url=http%3A%2F%2Firmologion.ru%2Fcsscript%2Fcsscript.html (the previous site with altavista translation from Russian)
For a large amount of text
http://www.lib.ru/HRISTIAN/BIBLIYA/new/ the New Testament in Church Slavonic (PDF files)
I think the following suggestions will make Unicode supports Church Slavonic completely.
What to be added:
The shapes of these characters are shown in the first link in this mail. They also appear in the text of the New Testament in the last link.
What to be modified:
What to be Disunified:
I have searched the Unicode mail list archive so that I don’t discuss something that is already fully discussed (like the case with the Phoenician script) as I am new to the Unicode mailing list. The only thread I found that dealt with this issue is http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/Archives-Old/UML024/0640.html
They stated that letter Я and IA are glyph variants but I don’t think so for the following reasons
There something else but it is off topic. The old Romanian Cyrillic alphabet uses a letter called (in) not supported in Unicode (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_Cyrillic_alphabet ), but I don't know anything else about this letter.
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