Here comes the Yiddish

John Cowan
Mon, 2 Dec 2002 02:06:35 -0500 (EST)

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> By defining 4-letter second subtags to be script codes, in some future
> revision to RFC 3066, it would become unnecessary to register special
> tags like yi-hebr and yi-latn.  This situation will come up again and
> again (e.g. az-Cyrl and az-Latn).

Oh, come on.  What is this vast supply of languages written in more than
one script?  The situation is rare.  Sanskrit might be the record-holder
for max number of scripts, but I doubt if there are more than 25-35
languages that are written in more than one script.

Not a huge problem.

John Cowan   <>
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thick 'sed' and 'awk' heavy duty data bashing script.  One of the geologists
came by, looked over my shoulder and said 'Oh, that happens to me too.
Try hanging up and phoning in again.'"  --Beverly Erlebacher