From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jun 28 2008 - 02:29:40 CDT
As far as I can see it looks more like a riddle than a writing system.
Who says riddles are a modern invention (assuming it isn't a forgery)?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Michael Everson
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: Phaistos disk forgery?
At 21:18 -0600 2008-06-27, Doug Ewell wrote:
>Actually, when you consider the checkers and chess pieces and shogi
>pieces and dominoes and mahjong tiles, the Unicode encoding of
>Phaistos might be on more solid ground if it is a board game than if
>it's an undeciphered writing system.
There's nothing unsolid about the encoding. The characters are widely
known and people are interested in exchanging them as data.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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