From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 12:31:57 CST
Mark Davis wrote:
> Note that there may have been some confusion from my message. By
> "obsolete" or "archaic", we don't mean that the character itself is
> deprecated or that people shouldn't use it; what we mean is that it
> isn't customarily used in modern languages in typical publications
> (corner newspapers, magazines, etc.).
As well as archaic characters, there are a considerable number of
characters -- Hebrew cantillation accents, Arabic Qur'anic marks --
whose use is limited to religious texts and, indeed, to a single book or
small number of texts. These might also be usefully distinguished from
common or quotidian characters in modern language use.
-- Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com Gulf Islands, BC email@example.com The Lord entered her to become a servant. The Word entered her to keep silence in her womb. The thunder entered her to be quiet. -- St Ephrem the Syrian
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