Re: ISO 15924 draft fixes

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 16:30:50 CDT

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    At 21:38 +0200 2004-05-21, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >Michael said that he will ignore all differences found in the previous HTML
    >files, considering only the text file as the source and adding the missing

    Yes, I did.

    >Since then, there has been no clear justification for the removal of Georgian
    >Asomtavruli (I was told that the two scripts were being disunified in Unicode,
    >and it is already for bibliographic references, and considered
    >distinct by most Georgian readers that can't read it, but can read
    >perfectly the default
    >Mkhedruli script variant with various combinations of diacritics for
    >transliteration, that could not work correctly if written with the Asomtavruli

    Good gods.

    Philippe, an early version of the draft had Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri.
    Both were removed before publiciation. One instance of Asomtavruli
    was left in by ACCIDENT. It is likely that Khutsuri will be added,
    since it encompasses the casing pair.

    >So the 4-letter code has been published for some time, but only with a
    >conflicting 3-digits numeric code. As most users of ISO15924 will ignore the
    >numeric code in most applications, they may already have started to tag their
    >Asomtavruli references with "Geoa"

    Might they? In the last 20 days? Be serious.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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