[b-hebrew] Babylonian pointing
peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Sep 13 20:08:44 EDT 2005
On 13/09/2005 23:31, Yitzhak Sapir wrote:
>On 9/13/05, Ken Penner wrote:
>>Does anyone know if the Babylonian vowel marks been proposed or approved
>>for the Unicode standard?
>I looked it up some more. Apparently, it has been proposed:
>but is not accepted yet. See these minutes on the unicode website:
In fact Elaine Keown's proposal is rather preliminary and may need a lot
more work. I'm not sure if Elaine is working on this any more. If not,
it is unlikely to proceed. If anyone is interested in progressing this
work, they should contact Elaine. Ask me offlist for her e-mail.
The most convincing of a number of reasons why the different pointing
systems need separate Unicode code points is that each combining mark is
associated with a particular position relative to the base character,
and the system would get very confused if the position of the mark
changed with a font change. Also there are texts with both sets of
pointing, I understand.
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