Script codes in RFC 3066
everson at evertype.com
Wed Apr 9 20:38:40 CEST 2003
At 13:47 -0400 2003-04-09, Martin Duerst wrote:
>- What is the current status of 15924, and expected date of completion?
It should soon be sent for FDIS ballot.
> Does it allow for registrations?
>Why doesn't it include Hans and Hant from the start,
Because we have not yet achieved universal consensus on what to do, have we?
>and how quickly can they be added?
I am not sure about that. The RA
> I have searched for 15924 on www.iso.ch, but didn't find
> anything. From http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso15924/policies.html,
> it seems that it's still in committee draft status. Maybe that
> page needs to be updated.
> suggests that it is in FDIS stage.
The document is ready to be sent for FDIS, once TC46 secretariat is
happy about another little bit of bureauracy.
> The recent rejection of a special tag for indicating 'Yiddish written
> in Hebrew' is another good datapoint. There is really no need at all
> to say that Yiddish is written in Hebrew, because that's obvious
> unless there is information to the contrary.
That wasn't proposed, so I didn't reject it. I would have, though.
>- You say '[RFC 3066 registration] can take quite a while'.
> If you don't hear from the reviewer
> within two weeks, send a (gentle!) reminder message. If you still
> don't hear from him, send another (again gentle) reminder. If the
> registration is approved by the reviewer, but doesn't turn up at
> IANA after some time, send an inquiry/reminder (again gentle) to
Thanks, Martin. :-)
(I wonder should I start taking bribes.)
>- For registering only zh-Hant (and not zh-Hans), although it is
> clear that in terms of numbers, more Chinese are using simplified,
> I don't think we should let zh just stand for simplified, because
> in that case, we would not have a code for expressing Chinese
> independent of scripts. I'm not familiar enough with az, uz, and
> sr to judge whether there is enough of a dominance for one script
> to just register the other.
And here is where the whole panoply of Han choices needs to be REALLY
well understood and discussed.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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