Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Mar 27 06:39:56 CDT 2017

On 27 Mar 2017, at 05:58, James Kass <jameskasskrv at> wrote:
> Asmus Freytag wrote,
>> In the current case, you have the opposite, to wit, the text elements are unchanged, but you would like to add alternate code elements
>> to represent what are, ultimately, the same text elements. That's not disunification, but dual encoding.
> If spelling a word with an x+y string versus a z+y string represents two different spellings of the same word, then hand printing the same
> word with either an x/y ligature versus a z/y ligature also represents two different spellings of the same word.

Asmus also changes the terms of the discussion by introducing the vague and undefined term “text element”. 

Michael Everson

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