[Spellyans] Partnership Meeting and SWF Review

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Mar 13 18:31:35 GMT 2012

Meanwhile the traditional graph SWF continues to be ignored and even  
dismissed as "not SWF".

On 13 Mer 2012, at 17:47, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 13 Mar 2012, at 17:41, Janice Lobb wrote:
>> The idea, surely, of having "active" users is to have people who  
>> have been trying to use SWF and encountering problems which need to  
>> be addressed.
> We certainly encountered them while preparing the SWF/T and SWF/K  
> versions of Skeul an Tavas.
>> It doesn't necessarily mean whole hearted supporters of SWF.
> The "compromise orthography" per se is such a leaky ship that we  
> simply couldn't use it for literature. There is much right with it,  
> but also much that is confusing and self-contradictory which needs  
> to be put right.
>> Anyone who has just been sitting back and hoping that it will go  
>> away wouldn't be so on the ball. Nothing sinister that I can see.  
>> You and Nicholas probably know its short-comings better than anyone.
> Perhaps. Certainly we know the phonotactic requirements of Cornish  
> better than anyone. (One learns this sort of thing when working out  
> how to spell all the words and names in the Bible!)
>> Just make sure that when the questionnaire comes round you put  
>> yourselves down as "users" in some capacity or other! The Review  
>> Board will have to consult all groups anyway.
> But THAT is the question, Jan. Who will be on the Review Board? Who  
> will collate the questionnaires? Who will decide which "problems"  
> are problems and which are not? Who will decide which solutions are  
> good ones and which are bad?
> The AHG was gerrymandered to prevent certain experts from  
> participating. The result was an unsatisfactory compromise  
> orthography. Now we begin negotiations about its review and  
> alteration -- and we see what appears to be more gerrymandering.
> This bodes ill for any notion of "partnership".
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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