From: Ernest Cline (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 19:22:52 CDT
It's not an actual attested English word, but the term "metascript"
comes reasonably close to a concept I would like to express
in a proposal I am preparing. A "metascript" as I am defining it,
is a script such as Latin, Cyrillic or Arabic, that has been extended
from a common core in a wide variety of ways to serve the needs
of a wide variety of languages. A resulting aspect of metascripts
is that they contain far more characters than are needed for any
single use of the script. I find the concept useful in explaining why
I have made certain decisions in my proposal, but would prefer
to use a standard term for the concept if there is one.
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