Re: Old Hebrew, extra Uniscribe work (Re: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!))

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 08:54:12 CDT

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    > At 06:19 -0500 2005-07-07, wrote:
    >> This would tend to prove that Phoenician, which I was unaware was
    >> to be encoded, is just an archaic form of Hebrew (some ancient
    >> Phoenician inscriptions would be hard to separate linguistically from
    >> Old Hebrew I take it) and that it isn't really worth any implementer
    >> spending time on this script.
    > That isn't true. It would tend to prove that you can use Unicode code
    > positions for glyphs for things other than what they were intended
    > for. I am currently using Canadian Syllabics characters for a Vai
    > implementation.
    > The larger companies tend to focus on support for living language
    > communities as their priority. That does not mean that we shouldn't
    > work to encode scripts used by scholars.
    PleaseOhPlease not again. Read the archives for why Phoenician is
    subject non grata on this forum.


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