In between fighting off a cold and trying to keep myself getting *some* work done today, I came across a very pleasant news article about the release of Unicode 6.0: Now with support for the Mandaic Alphabet!
This brings the count of ways to express Aramaic in Unicode up to 6 (Imperial Aramaic, Hebrew, Mandaic, Phoenician, Samaritan, and Syriac).
Now it's just a matter of how long it'll take for operating systems to implement it.
Once I'm feeling well enough to pick back up with the grants I'm working on, I'm going to lay out the framework to integrate this into the translation software.
I'll also have some more to say about the resurgence of the James Ossuary in the news, but for now... must rest.
Labels: Mandaic, news, Unicode