Proposal to remove Suppress-Script from
doug at ewellic.org
Sat Nov 22 20:53:02 CET 2008
Kent Karlsson has proposed, on the LTRU list, to remove the
Suppress-Script value 'Latn' from the language subtags 'cpe' ("Creoles
and pidgins, English-based (Other)") and 'son' ("Songhai languages"),
(a) "it seems inappropriate to have a 'Suppress-Script' for a collection
code, even if the script given is used for all languages covered by the
collection code," and
(b) there is a specific inconsistency in that 'son' has a
Suppress-Script while the proposed RFC 4646bis language subtag 'dje'
("Zarma") does not, even though Zarma is a Songhai language.
What do ietf-languages participants think about this?
I have tried to represent Kent's position fairly and without bias; any
corrections are most appreciated. For reference, 'cpe' and 'son' are
the only collection subtags that currently have a Suppress-Script, and
none of the 7000+ new language subtags added by RFC 4645bis (collection
or individual) has a Suppress-Script.
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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