Friday, February 24, 2012

Relevant historic texts


The Cyrus cylinder is arguably one important piece of world heritage. It consists of a text written in the cuneiform script. The text is still relevant after two thousand year so much so, that there is a TED presentation about it.

 

The text is in translation available at Wikisource. Given that the English Wikisource will support WebFonts next week, having a freely licensed font to do justice to the Cyrus cylinder is the next step before we can reliably show the text as it exists on the cylinder. Having a translation adds value to the source.
Thanks,
    GerardM
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