Re: ISO 15924 and Unicode

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 10:40:37 CDT

Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

> At 22:01 -0700 2004-05-02, Doug Ewell wrote:
>> Speaking of which, I'm still not happy with the silent change in the
>> Unicode interpretation, introduced in version 4.0.1, of the 15924
>> code "Hrkt":
>> Old meaning: Hiragana AND Katakana; text contains characters from
>> both syllabaries.
>> New meaning: Hiragana OR Katakana; text contains specific modifier
>> letters that could apply to either syllabary.
> Is this an issue for the UTC or for the 15924/RA?

Probably both, depending on whose meaning is deemed to be "correct."
The two clearly conflict with each other as it stands.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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