The Dutch research, Jan Best, http://www.jangpbest.nl/, reports in 2009 that he deciphered the Byblos language. See also, Ugarit-Forschungen 40 2008, p 129-133.
I understand that some linguists remain skeptical.
What can help the situation? I propose that high speed computer analysis is going to be of great use in this work. For which, see my earlier articles on the subject, and look for more coming soon!