Re: ISO 15924 draft fixes

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 18:36:36 CDT

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    From: "Peter Constable" <>
    > > From: Philippe Verdy []
    > > No the structure is correct, however the text file was prepared by
    > copy/pasting
    > > HTML text inserted in empty cells, namely the "&nbsp;" character
    > reference (that
    > > contains a syntaxic semicolon conflicting with the CSV separator).
    > IMO, the structure of data is effectively determined by how processes
    > will interpret the data. A process won't see 6 columns one of which
    > contains "&nbsp;". It will see seven columns one of which contains
    > "&nbsp".
    > He's said the file has been fixed (though I don't know if he's posted
    > the fixed file).

    It's not fixed in the zipped archive linked from the ISO 15924/RA web pages (no
    changed occured for now for this download), but it is fixed in the corrected
    archive that Michael indicated here:
    (this link is not published officially for now, because Michael wanted comments
    about it before, thanks because it was still not perfect)

    Michael has started the corrections in the HTML tables 1 and 2, but table 3 (and
    its "downlodable" alternative plain-text version) and table 4 are still not

    I said this was "lots of files" to change, but in fact all can be done with one
    spreadsheet saved into 5 files. Michael could also have used a very basic
    database application (an Access or FileMaker or dBase or Paradox database, with
    1 table and 5 query-views, or other similar tools that each programmer or data
    maintainer should have to perform easily such basic task without lots of manual
    editing, and even without programming a script).

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