RE: Unicode 3.0 press statements

From: Timothy Partridge (
Date: Fri Jan 21 2000 - 13:59:34 EST

Roozbeh Pournader said:
> What about the languages in ISO 639? That would be nice if
> someone maintains a table of the scripts used to write those.

Even better would be a database of the characters used in each language /
script. Was someone working on one?

Back to percentages, how many more popular written languages are in the
Ethnologue that Unicode definitely supports? Are most of 101 to 200 written or

One script added to 3.0 is Braille. Might be useful to mention this in the
press release for the human interest angle. Need to emphasise that Unicode is
a standard and other companies write the software. Do any vendors have a view
on how adding Braile will have an impact on their users?


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