Re: Mayan numerals

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 06:23:42 -0700

On 9/21/2012 4:04 AM, David Starner wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 2:04 AM, Michael Everson <> wrote:
>> On 21 Sep 2012, at 09:56, Erkki I Kolehmainen wrote:
>>> FYI: Finland has decided to support the encoding of Mayan numerals if the question comes up in SC2.
>> Why? Does Finland think that it makes sense to encode a tiny subset of a complex writing system, even though the complexities of that writing system in terms of character encoding have not been fully explored, and the interaction of that tiny subset with the rest of the writing system is unknown?
> They're in use with known semantics and interactions. They're no
> longer necessarily connected to that complex writing system, any more
> then we had to encode Arabic at the same time we encoded Arabic
> numerals.

That may very well be the rationale for the Finnish decision.

Now, the real question is, will we get a proposal for these so that
matter can come before SC2?

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