Re: The Phaistos Disc

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Apr 04 2006 - 09:51:54 CST

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    At 17:16 +0200 2006-04-04, Karl Pentzlin wrote:

    >Just for the case another specimens of that script/symbol set
    >containing additional characters/symbols will be found: Maybe it is
    >better to allocate a complete 256-byte SMP block instead of
    >squeezing the known characters/symbols as proposed into the
    >U+101D0...U+101FF gap within the area tentatively mapped for
    >"ancient numeric systems" (according to
    > ), e.g. U+1C000...U+1C0FF ?

    I wouldn't preallocate more space for the Phaistos Disc characters.
    We may never ever find any more. The proposal to encode what we do
    have is a response to the growing amount of literature published
    about the Disc and its characters, which literature uses those
    characters as characters in discussion of them on their own, in
    comparison with other scripts, in charts and in discussions
    statistics, and so on.

    Michael Everson *

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