Suppress-Script for Korean?
jjc at hpl.hp.com
Wed Jul 25 18:35:08 CEST 2007
Jon Hanna wrote:
> Now. Whether that actually applies or not to Korean, I haven't a clue,
> but if it does apply to the extent that you could reasonably expect a
> literate native-speaker to recognise more than one script then I think
> it's not a candidate for suppress-script.
I don't think that's an appropriate rule.
Kore 287 Korean (alias for Hangul + Han)
Jpan 413 Japanese (alias for Han + Hiragana + Katakana)
and the advocacy for suppress-script Kore is that a literate
native-speaker is reasonably expected to recognise two scripts (i.e.
more than one) specifically Hangul + Han, which is captured in the
script code Kore, which hence covers almost all Korean texts. Moreover
the script code Kore appears to be specifically available because of this.
I would see your suggested rule above as significantly limiting the
effectiveness of Kore and Jpan. I am not quite as ignorant about
Japanese scripts as about Korean and Jpan does seem an appropriate
default value for script based on my limited knowledge, and I would be
uneasy about a rule that prevented it from being so.
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