[Fwd]: Response to Mark's message]
everson at evertype.com
Thu Apr 10 00:46:45 CEST 2003
At 16:53 -0400 2003-04-09, John Cowan wrote:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>> Only because I'm not convinced that everyone is satisfied with Hant/Hans.
>What will it take to convince you? (This is not a rhetorical question.)
A considered weigh-in from Ken Whistler, Peter Constable, James Seng,
Mark Davis, and John Jenkins that all the bases are covered.
Remember, the *script* is Hani. We would be encoding TWO script
variants in 15924. Now that in itself is unusual. Compare
Latn/Latg/Latf. The thing is that Latn is still used by itself, but
if we have Hant/Hans then what function will Hani have? What about
Jiaguwen (Bone and Shell)?
I don't dispute that there are different orthographies for written
Chinese. I want to make sure that THIS is the best way of reflecting
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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