Re: [unicode] RE: Searching data: map countries to scripts

From: suzuki toshiya <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:55:20 +0900

Phillips, Addison wrote:
> How useful a country->script mapping is depends on what you're using it for.

Strongly I sympathize the comment "it depends on the purpose of
the database".

It would be possible to find the script(s) used in the official
documents made by the current government of a country, but the
definition "common use" would be slightly difficult. Many factors
can change the popularity of the script; the policy of national
language education, the availability of paper & printed matters,
the popular stationary (or equipments) to make a document.

Of course, if the scope is changed from "commonly used in written
or printed document" to "commonly used in computerized document",
the popularity would be changed too.

# I'm interested in the methodology how to maintain such database,
# because it is difficult to guess the codepoint coverage of legacy
# codepages from the language IDs in TrueType fonts...

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