Re: ISO 15924 draft fixes

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 03:28:15 CDT

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    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    > At 23:21 +0200 2004-05-20, Philippe Verdy wrote:
    > >There is still a conflict of "Code" for Mandaean, is it "Mand" or "Mnda"?
    > Mand.

    OK This is now corrected on the new HTML pages.
    But the new "normative" plain-text file now contains... "Mnda" !!!

    Beside this, an important note to other users trying to get the corrected pages:
    I know I need to clear my browser cache to get the newest files, because the
    Unicode server does not mark page changes with documents dates, so they will
    rarely expire in browser caches. For HTML pages this is not a problem as you can
    use the "Refresh" button of your browser to load the new pages.
    But for downloading (even with right-click and "Save as..."), the browser cache
    may maintain a copy of the old archive, that MUST be removed manually by the
    visitor to get the new file and not an old copy!
    As a side note to Michael or the other 6 RA members (Ken, and Rick notably), I
    don't think it's even a good idea to ZIP this reference plain-text file due to
    its very small size (which smaller than each of the HTML versions of codelists).
    It could be presented directly under the URL:
    The plain text would appear directly in the browser window where it could be
    saved as well, without needing any ZIP tool... This will work provided that the
    text is effectively coded with the MIME plain-text conventions for end-of-lines
    (as used in DOS, Windows, OS/2, CP/M, VMS, and all RFCs... i.e. with CRLF
    end-of-lines, as stated in the "text/plain" MIME document type RFC), and if the
    Unicode web site server correctly identifies "*.txt" files with a "Content-Type:
    text/plain" header, or even better by identifying "*.UTF-8.txt" as
    "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8".
    I hope that the published versions will soon be acceptable for getting from the
    current "FDIS" status (Final Draft International Standarf) to the "Standard"
    status in ISO. I looked into the TC46 web site and for now ISO 15924 is still
    not a final standard but a final draft (the last step before standard and
    technical revisions which ISO may publish yearly): click on the "Work programme" link, which can't be posted here as it
    requires a session ID set by the AFNOR web server)

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