Re: hexatridecimal internationalisation

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Sat Jun 23 2007 - 14:08:51 CDT

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    On 6/23/2007 4:14 AM, Hans Aberg wrote:
    > On 23 Jun 2007, at 07:00, Asmus Freytag wrote:
    >> If there is an existing set of symbols in use by some community, that
    >> would be worthy of investigation for encoding. George makes that
    >> point that the (modern) community does not use such symbols to
    >> discuss the concepts in the old texts. Where symbols exist in the old
    >> texts themselves, they are worthy of investigation for encoding in
    >> their own right - and I suspect for the scripts in question, that is
    >> being done / has been done as part of the task of encoding these
    >> ancient scripts.
    > I found the following link:
    > Lectures 3-5 deal with some ancient counting systems. One would
    > surmise it already has been added to Unicode, but some experts can
    > perhaps verify. :-)
    I'm sure that the experts, e.g. for Sumerian, were/are really keen on
    having all number representations covered, given that such a large
    number of clay tablets represent ancient accounting data. As a
    non-specialist, it's unlikely that being concerned about the fine
    details of the character and sign repertoire for these scripts will
    materially improve the outcome.


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