From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 21:36:38 CST
Regarding the name to be given to the Old/Szekler/Hungarian
1. People who wish to use this script in its Unicode encoding will use
it, regardless of what it's called in the standard.
2. The word "old," particularly in reference to the world's writing
systems, is not negative or derogatory in English.
3. Unicode is not a marketing agency for the world's writing systems.
The job of the UTC and WG2 is to not to promote this script, but to
provide an encoding and implementation guidelines for it, and label it
with a name that is accurate, not misleading, and not actively
derogatory. Unless "Old Hungarian" can somehow be considered actively
derogatory, I think the energy being put forth to give it a different
name should instead be focused on reaching agreement on the details of
the encoding itself.
-- Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14 http://www.ewellic.org http://www1.ietf.org/html.charters/ltru-charter.html http://www.alvestrand.no/mailman/listinfo/ietf-languages ˆ
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