Historic scripts as MAYBE?
phoffman at imc.org
Sun Apr 27 21:08:28 CEST 2008
At 3:56 PM +0900 2/1/08, Martin Duerst wrote:
>I have to say that I'm very far from sold on the concept of MAYBE,
>but cloud it make sense to have historic scripts such as Runic as
The WG should revisit this topic, even with "MAYBE" being dead. Do we
really want historic scripts as allowed characters for IDNs?
The Unicode Consortium has a list of archaic/historical scripts that
are "no longer used to write living languages". See chapter 14 of the
Unicode standard for the full description. The list there is:
All of these are expressed in blocks, and therefore could easily be
added to the IgnorableBlocks (D) category, which already contains
Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols, Musical Symbols, Ancient
Greek Musical Notation, and the Private Use Area.
I propose that we add all archaic scripts, as defined by the Unicode
Consortium, to this category.
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