On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 08:52:45 -0800, Doug Ewell <dewell@...> wrote:

> -- desperately trying to get back onto the subject of writing systems --

Should we have a Qalam off-topic list? Perhaps it should be devoted to
such topics as these (encodings, typography, etc. that are related to
text, its composition, and presentation; possibly linguistics and
languages), but not be open to any topic whatsoever.

I need to re-study utf-8; I had thought that it was compatible with

It's OK with me if this thread stops here, btw. Many thanks to Doug for

My apologies for going off-topic (yet again...).

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
Modern science education in the USA:
Why doesn't the water from the ocean
fall off the edges of the Earth?
Answer: Because it's God's will that it not do so.