Re: are Unicode codes somehow specified in official national linguistic literature ? (worldwide)

From: Erkki Kolehmainen (
Date: Wed Jun 14 2006 - 06:27:32 CDT

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    The CLDR data is available with the help of the the Survey Tool in a
    user friendly manner for both viewing and updates.
    The address of the Survey Tool is .
    Right now, the Survey Tool is read only, i.e. further updates will only
    be possible for CLDR 1.5, since 1.4 is getting ready for release.

    There is no data yet for the Romani language. Somebody has to provide
    the base data for the language, after which one can make the necessary
    adjustments for the region, such as Romani in Romania (or Finland).

    Regards, Erkki I. Kolehmainen

    Cristian Secară wrote:

    > On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:35:46 +0300, Erkki Kolehmainen wrote:
    >>[...] ignoring the opportunities provided by CLDR is a major
    >>disservice to your user community, nominally justified only by some
    >>unjustifiable formality.
    > Until now (i.e. since I first learned about the CLDR project, that is
    > less than a month ago) I was never able to look at that data in a
    > human readable form. I simply don't know _how_.
    > Visually filtering the data trough .xml tags is extremely annoying and
    > time consuming and I have no time for such a method.
    > So how can I even know if the data that I can help for is correct or
    > not ? I mean the _whole_ data for my cultural region, not only erratic
    > things, like the [wrong] quotation mark or something else.
    > Sidenote: these days I am working at a technical implementation of a
    > "fresh" law here in Romania. I have to make reference to the Romani
    > alphabet (gypsy), Latin variant, used on the Romanian territory.
    > Can CLDR be of some help for me ? Until now, the only way I have
    > imagined (and tried, with relative success) is to visit the Romani
    > language university and obtain some sort of official reference for
    > this. This means to get copies of existing printed documents and make
    > visual Unicode associations, hoping to match correctly the physical
    > printed glyphs with the UCS descriptions.
    > Cristi

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