Re: Flag tags

From: David Starner <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 12:53:59 -0700

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:
> Asmus Freytag <asmusf at ix dot netcom dot com> wrote:
>> First, reprinting Shakespeare's works using flags would make it
>> immediately and utterly illegible to most speakers of English. So they
>> would fail the test of being recognizably the same letter.
>> Another alphabet, even that with 1:1 correspondence to Latin, but,
>> again, not recognizable as such are the "dancing men". They at least
>> can be demonstrated to have appeared in print.
> Are substitution ciphers candidates for encoding?

Exactly. I've always thought that Cyrillicized Latin fonts (Яussiaи
with all Latin backing) and flag letters and various other weird
symbolic conversions are perfectly legal if limited Unicode fonts. The
Dancing Men are really a special font for Latin.

Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.
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