Re: New to Unicode

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 14:15:05 CDT

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    Doug Ewell said:

    > The relationship between ISO 15924 and the script subtags in the
    > registry is more stable than for other ISO standards, mostly because ISO
    > 15924/RA is committed to stability, but also because scripts are
    > inherently a stable concept (at least compared to countries) and because
    > 15924 is still so new.

    Correct. Since the online registry was rolled out in May, 2004 there
    have been a number of script code additions, and a few name updates,
    but no alpha code or numeric code has been changed or removed. And
    the intent of the JAC is to keep it that way.

    > For the core standards that were used to generate the registry -- ISO
    > 639, 3166, and 15924, and UN M.49 -- the basic code lists are available
    > on the Internet, but the standard itself is not.

    This is true for the others, but the text of ISO 15924 *is* posted
    by the RA, at:

    in English *and* in French.


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