Re: ISO 15924 draft fixes

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 19:23:21 CDT

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    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    > At 00:05 +0200 2004-05-21, Philippe Verdy wrote:
    > >This (below) is my own plain text version (still using the field and row
    > >of table 3 by english name, instead of the order of table 1 by code)... Some
    > >entries are commented out with %.
    > The RA has no intention whatsoever of making use of this file. Absolutely not.

    OK. But you have also argumented incorrectly to oppose one of my questions
    related to the "Common" script ID, when I was asking to what "Common" and
    "Inherited" (defined in UAX#24) corresponded in ISO-15924. If I look at the
    standard Property Values Aliases defined in the UCD files, I see this rule:

    sc ; Zyyy ; Common

    Clearly it states that "Common" is an alias of the "Zyyy" script code.
    So the ISO-15924 tables should reflect it in their "ID" columns. For example in
    Table 1 (list by code):

    Zyyy;998;Code for undetermined script;codet pour écriture

    If your arguments related to the usage of the ISO-15924 "Zyyy;998" codes are
    valid, and differ from the definition of the "Common" script ID in UAX #24, then
    there's a problem in the definition of the PropertyValueAliases.txt file in the
    UCD 4.0 and the "sc ; Zyyy ; Common" line should be removed... This will require
    an amendment to Unicode.

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