Re: Searching data: map countries to scripts

From: Leif Halvard Silli <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:01:59 +0200

David Starner, Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:55:25 -0700:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM, Mark Davis ☕ wrote:
>> 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.
> He's already done that, in the first post, where he also says "Russia
> has only Cyrl associated, while, as far as I can tell, at least Latn
> and Arab should also be mentioned, also perhaps some historic
> scripts." So we're going nowhere this thread didn't start out going.

I perceived what he said about Cyrl and Russia to be related to public,
non-religious use - in Russia.

His overall approach is to map public script usage to language to
regions. If the map had tried to document religion related script
cultivation, then the map would looked different - more diverse, and
with more 'dead scripts' coming alive.

leif halvard silli
Received on Wed Aug 22 2012 - 05:03:42 CDT

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