Re: Searching data: map countries to scripts

From: Mark Davis ☕ <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:30:26 +0200

My thought exactly; people seem to be going off in the weeds.

Someone in transit in the Auckland Airport in a moment of weakness took who
Pendulums, Astrology and Runes class. Does that mark New Zealand as using
the Runic script?

The stated goal of the original question was around mapping countries to
scripts, with some kind of cut-off point. As a first approximation, the
data in CLDR could be used to map countries to languages, and languages to
scripts. Here are the charts; the machine-readable data is in XML.

Mark <>
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 6:08 AM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:

> Leif Halvard Silli wrote (quoting Jony and Robert):
> I can state that for Israel the scripts in common use are Hebrew,
>>>> Latin (mainly for English but also for several other languages),
>>>> Arabic and Cyrillic.
>>> I do believe that Israel and Palestine (the Gaza Strip and West Bank
>>> areas) also use the Greek alphabet, because there are several Eastern
>>> Greek Orthodox assemblies there. Thank You!
>> Right. And Armenian, Ethiopian, Coptic - and perhaps others scripts -
>> should be represented there as well. :-D
> And this is exactly where the nail, the jelly, and the tree come together.
> Where does one draw the line? If one person in Israel speaks Divehi and
> writes it in Thaana, does that count? How about five people, or twenty? Are
> we trying to collect all scripts used anywhere in the country, or just
> those in "common" use, and what does that mean?
> --
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA
> | @DougEwell ­
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