From: Mark Davis ☕ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 29 2010 - 13:19:28 CDT
That just really isn't a script issue; it is more an issue of which language
orthographies use which characters, and we have provision for that
information in CLDR.
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On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 09:07, Philippe Verdy <email@example.com> wrote:
> "Mark Davis ☕" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > It is not so strange. Read
> > http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr24/proposed.html#Multiple_Script_Values
> > and other parts of #24 describing Common.
> It is exactly because I had read this proposed update for UTS#24 that
> I used my argument (if not, I would have not spoken about the
> ExtendedScript property in my report : isn't it made to use more
> precise mappings to ISO 15924, including script variants ?).
> Nothing would be special about "Common" : "sc=Arabic" alias "sc=Arab"
> could use the same formalism (also used for and "Hani", "Jpan" that
> are defined as multiple scripts or script variants) to subdivide it
> with the new "extended script" property.
> It's true that for now, Unicode is unable to make distinctions between
> "Hans" and "Hant" on just the encoded abstract characters (so for them
> we have "sc=Hani" only, but an "extended script" property could make
> more precise mappings, without being completely bound to the stability
> But it does not mean that texts and localization resources can't make
> such distinctions by external tagging, or in stylesheets, or in
> romanization schemes. And librarians (and book readers) already make
> distinctions as well between Eastern and Western versions of the
> unified Arabic.
> It could even have benefit within IDNA to help diagnose those digits
> that have confusable forms in the two variants (even if there's a work
> in progress for defining the confusables needed for IDNA), and adding
> the extra ISO 15924 codes (for Arabic variants) won't break Unicode
> (after all there are already variants for Latin and Sinograms, exactly
> because of these "font variants").
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