Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 14:55:22 CDT

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    On May 20, 2005, at 1:11 PM, Mark E. Shoulson wrote:

    > That does seem to be the distinction being drawn, but why should it
    > be drawn at all? Who cares why the script was *originally*
    > invented? What matters is how it has been used. The phoenician
    > alphabet was probably originally invented for pictographic
    > purposes, does that mean we have to consider Latin letters as
    > pictograms? What bearing does original intent have on the utility
    > and usability of a script?


    John H. Jenkins

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