From: Jonathan Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 13 2007 - 10:14:03 CDT
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> Cc: 'John Hudson'; email@example.com; 'Thomas Milo'; 'Hebrew List'
> Subject: Re: [hebrew] Re: Karaite manuscript
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > John Hudson wrote:
> >> Yes, recreating this document with current software and
> fonts would
> >> be a nightmare. But these things exist, and someday
> someone is going
> >> to want to produce an electronic edition for study.
> > Given that the authors of this document needed to use color to make
> > the distinction between hebrew points and the Arabic text, that was
> > entered in a separate flow, I fear this document can't qualify as
> > being ever transcodable into plain text (simply because color color
> > distinctions are currently not encodable).
> This seems to me a non sequitur.
> The vowel points in the Aleppo Codex also appear to have been
> entered in
> a separate flow, and a slightly different colored ink. This isn't
> apparent in the reproductions available online, but it's
> quite clear in
> the codex itself (and the colophon states that the consonants
> and vowels
> were written by different scribes).
That is how you do vowel points in handwriting: first you write the letters,
then you add the points. If you write them together it will look awkward.
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