Re: Obsolete characters

From: Andrew West (
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 04:36:17 CST

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    2009/1/15 Peter Constable <>:
    > Phags-pa writing can be found in
    > modern Tibetan communities, but it's not clear to me to what extent it's
    > understood or produced.

    In modern Tibetan usage,the Phags-pa script is restricted to
    calligraphic, decorative and other special purposes, and is not used
    for writing extensive texts (as it used to be in the 13th and 14th
    centuries). As such I would agree that Phags-pa is an archaic script
    (in the same way that in the West, blackletter is an archaic script,
    even though it is still used for calligraphic and decorative puposes).


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