Peter T. Daniels scripsit:

> Lloyd Anderson found, early on, that the nine aren't isomorphic (and you
> know how he loves to combine things)

I don't, actually. But lumpers and splitters are everywhere.

> -- he even had to devise different
> keyboards for both Kannada and Telugu. (Whereas his "Syllabics" keyboard
> that works for Linear B and Cherokee and Cuneiform is conceptually
> brilliant.)

Keyboard design is not closely tied to encoding design.

John Cowan jcowan@...
Linguistics is arguably the most hotly contested property in the academic
realm. It is soaked with the blood of poets, theologians, philosophers,
philologists, psychologists, biologists and neurologists, along with
whatever blood can be got out of grammarians. - Russ Rymer