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

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 12:29:45 CDT

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    > From: Peter Kirk []

    > >>NO : it means they must behave the same way and that in this case
    > >>as Phoenician and Old Hebrew are linguistically sometimes
    > >>and Old Hebrew is even written written in Phoenician that this is
    > >useless.
    > >
    > >The fact that old Turkish is written in Arabic while recent Turkish
    > >written in Latin has nothing whatsoever to do with whether Arabic and
    > >Latin should be encoded with the same or different characters.

    > This is a false analogy...

    The only analogy is that to say that "Old Hebrew [language] is written
    in [whatever]" implies nothing about the identity of scripts. If you
    want a better analogy, Old Tamil was written in Grantha, but that is
    neither here nor there in deciding whether Grantha should be encoded
    using the same characters as Tamil.

    Peter Constable

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