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Re: Phonetics

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 17:32
On 4/17/07, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> >Well, if you're wondering what the Unicode Consortium's criteria are, > >you might start by reading > > That was extremely interesting. Thank you.
Glad you found it so. There's another technical distinction made in Unicode contexts that hasn't come up in the "abstract character" thread, but is found peripherally in the above TN: that between a "script" (examples: Cyrillic, Han, Hiragana) and a "writing system" (e.g. the Russian alphabet, the Japanese writing system). Unicode encodes scripts; it makes no attempt to encode the various subsets, combinations, and rules that comprise writing systems. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>