Unicode Marches On
He refers to the newly encoded Shavian alphabet which is a system for writing English invented in memory of George Bernard Shaw. I have just bought an old copy of The Miraculous Birth of Language by R. A. Wilson of the University of Saskatchewan, (yes I have to put in this little plug for Canada) with a preface by G. B. Shaw, where he proposes the invention of a new script for English.
Since Shaw wrote this preface in 1941, it is understandable that he included this comment which I rather like,
I found myself considering seriously, especially when
the German airmen dropped a bomb near enough to
shake my house, whether I had better not end my
days in Vancouver, if not Saskatoon.
More about Shaw and the Shavian alphabet later.