Preliminary inquiry: Sigla for James Joyce's Finnegans Wake

Richard BUDELBERGER budelberger.richard at
Fri May 9 16:02:32 CDT 2014

> Message du 09/05/14 22:24
> De : "Asmus Freytag" 
> A : "catherine butler" , unicode at
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> Objet : Re: Preliminary inquiry: Sigla for James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
> On 5/9/2014 10:45 AM, catherine butler wrote:
> > "What is needed is an authoritative and complete inventory of these,
> > using *images* from the works and notes to show their shapes (and a few
> > images to document that they are indeed part of running text)."
> >
> > I don't have access to the manuscript facsimiles this would require. There's a few page-images around the Web, but no more than 20 handwritten variants of the most basic 
> >
> > Since the top scholars still haven't resolved the exact shapes, but all agree on the identities being indicated (man, woman, etc), could the Unicode leave the exact shapes 
up to future debate, but set aside some two-dozen slots using Joyce's own verbal designations? (HCE, ALP, Shem, Shaun, Issy, etc)
> That's usually not how it's done. Additional reply off-line.

Why « off-line » ?…

R. B.

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