From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 26 2006 - 13:06:39 CST
Dominikus Scherkl wrote,
> But 5.0 will not contain the egyptian hieroglyphs - not even all
> the "green" blocks from the roadmap, and the hieroglyphs are
> merely "blue". The Roadmap is not realy appropriate to guess when
> a script will be added to the unicode. This is sad and somehow
> contrary to what one might expect from a roadmap.
Well, Dominikus, one of the reasons for the slow progress is that the
person principally responsible for doing the work of writing the
proposals and ushering them through the committees is not
independently wealthy and cannot work full-time on script-proposal
writing. The rent must be paid. When funding has been available to do
the encoding work, as it was for N'Ko and Balinese, for instance,
then the proposer has been able to work full-time on the proposals.
Otherwise, the work has to be done as and when the proposer is able
to do it.
If you and other members of this list want to help facilitate the
work, please make a generous donation to the Script Encoding
It is tax-deductible for those who pay U.S. taxes.
> Also very sad is, that the proposals which lead to the addition
> of new characters are not public available once the characters
> are added.
Links to my own proposals (which constitute a large percentage of the
characters added) can be found at http://www.evertype.com/formal.html
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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