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Johannes Bergerhausen via Unicode
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Fri Jan 18 02:11:49 CST 2019
Thanks a lot for this input!
We’ll check this with Deborah Anderson from SEI Berkeley.
The update of the web site to Unicode 12.0 will be an opportunity to make some corrections.
All the best,
> Am 17.01.2019 um 19:50 schrieb Frédéric Grosshans <frederic.grosshans at gmail.com>:
> Thanks for this nice website !
> Some feedback:
> Given the number of scripts in this period, I think that splitting 10c-19c in two (or even three) would be a good idea
> A finer unicode status would be nice
> Coptic is listed as European, while, I think it is Africac, (even if a member of the LGC (LAtin-Greek-Cyrillic) family since, to my knowledge, it has only be used in Africa for African llanguages (Coptic and Old Nubian).
> Coptic still used for religious purpose today. Why to you write it dead in the 14th century ?
> Khitan Small Script: According to Wikipedia, it “was invented in about 924 or 925 CE”, not 920 (that is the date of the Khitan Large Script
> Cyrillic I think its birth date is 890s, slightly more precice than the 10c you write
> You include two well known Tolkienian scripts (Cirth and Tengwar), but you omit the third (first ?) one, the Sarati (see e.g. http://at.mansbjorkman.net/sarati.htm <http://at.mansbjorkman.net/sarati.htm> andhttps://en.wikipedia.org <https://en.wikipedia.org/>
> On a side note, you the site considers visible speech as a living-script, which surprised be. This information is indeed in the Wikipedia infobox and implied by its “HMA status” on the Berkeley SEI page, but the text of the wikipedia page says “However, although heavily promoted [...] in 1880, after a period of a dozen years or so in which it was applied to the education of the deaf, Visible Speech was found to be more cumbersome [...] compared to other methods, and eventually faded from use.”
> My (cursory) research failed to show a more recent date than this for the system than this “dosen of year or so [past 1880]” . Is there any indication of the system to be used later? (say, any date in the 20th century)
> All the best,
> Le 15/01/2019 à 19:22, Johannes Bergerhausen via Unicode a écrit :
>> Dear list,
>> I am happy to report that www.worldswritingsystems.org <http://www.worldswritingsystems.org/> is now online.
>> The web site is a joint venture by
>> — Institut Designlabor Gutenberg (IDG), Mainz, Germany,
>> — Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT), Nancy, France and
>> — Script Encoding Initiative (SEI), Berkeley, USA.
>> For every known script, we researched and designed a reference glyph.
>> You can sort these 292 scripts by Time, Region, Name, Unicode version and Status.
>> Exactly half of them (146) are already encoded in Unicode.
>> Here you can find more about the project:
>> www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHh2Ww_bdyQ <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHh2Ww_bdyQ>
>> And is a link to see the poster:
>> https://shop.designinmainz.de/produkt/the-worlds-writing-systems-poster/ <https://shop.designinmainz.de/produkt/the-worlds-writing-systems-poster/>
>> All the best,
>> ↪ Prof. Bergerhausen
>> Hochschule Mainz, School of Design, Germany
>> www.designinmainz.de <http://www.designinmainz.de/>
>> www.decodeunicode.org <http://www.decodeunicode.org/>
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