Registered sgn-* tags

Peter Constable petercon at
Mon Jul 12 22:59:45 CEST 2004

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Everson

> >"sgn" is not at all like a script. Encoding 'Sign' in ISO 15924
> >would be a *huge* mistake. I repeat, a *huge* mistake.
> Encoding "Sign" in ISO 15924 would be a perfectly valid way of
> representing Sutton SignWriting, which is a script.

Sure, it would be acceptable to denote a specific script, but not to
mean a category of languages.

Peter Constable
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division

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