From: Andrew Miller (A.J.Miller@bcs.org.uk)
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 07:34:30 CST
> Note that there may have been some confusion from my message. By "obsolete"
> or "archaic", we don't mean that the character itself is deprecated or that
> people shouldn't use it; what we mean is that it isn't customarily used in
> modern languages in typical publications (corner newspapers, magazines,
> etc.). For example, you wouldn't expect to see words written in Cuneiform in
> the NY Times. Of course, they may occur in technical journals, especially
> those dealing with archaic languages, or have occasional decorative use.
ISO 639-3 defines a Type field which has a similar purpose - maybe you
could borrow their definitions:
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