RE: ISO 15924 draft fixes

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 10:36:09 CDT

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    At 08:10 -0700 2004-05-20, Peter Constable wrote:
    > > >For now I suggest an immediate warning in the ISO15924 web pages,
    > > >explicitly stating that these published tables were in beta, and
    > > >contain incoherences, which are being corrected.
    > >
    > > No. This is purely cosmetic. Let us move on.
    >I find this cavalier attitude a bit disconcerting. Errors in the tables
    >are not purely cosmetic.

    Look, Peter. I'm glad people found errors and inconsistencies. We are
    working on fixing that, and expect it to be fixed very soon. You're
    ALL listening. Taking time to put up "an immediate warning" isn't a
    good use of my time.

    >IMO, it is essential that there be a place on the site for errata. I'm
    >inclined to agree with Philippe: the errata notes should indicate that
    >there were errors in the original tables and what the nature of those
    >errors were. If IDs were misspelled or missing, those should be
    >enumerated. If English or French names were misspelled, I think a
    >general note is sufficient.

    The changes will be noted at Please be a little
    bit patient.

    > > The only delta we are going to deal with is the one between the
    > > plain-text documents; it is that which is going to be considered
    >> authoritative
    >Is that document*s* (plural)? I strongly encourage you to maintain *one*
    >master source from which all others are derived.

    That would be THE old plain-text document and THE new plain-text
    document which will replace it.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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