Re: Languages supported by UTF8 and UTF16

From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Fri Sep 09 2005 - 03:22:17 CDT

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    Dan Masarick asked:
    > Has anyone compiled a list of supported languages for UTF8, UTF16?

    The FAQ says

    Q: How many languages are covered by Unicode?

    A: It's hard to say. Many scripts (especially Latin) are used for a very
    large number of languages. The easiest answer is that Unicode covers all the
    languages that can be written in the following scripts: [ follows the
    loooooooong list of scripts encoded in Unicode. ]

    It would probably easier to list the languages not supported. Besides sign
    languages (which are themselves a challenge to list) and all the dead
    spoken-only languages for which we only have mentions of existence (another
    big challenge), I do not believe you will end with a very long list,
    particularly if you take in account the scripts that will be encoded in
    Unicode in a few years from now


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