Swiss german, spoken

Michael Everson everson at
Sun Jun 12 19:03:23 CEST 2005

At 09:40 -0700 2005-06-12, Mark Davis wrote:

>so gsw-Zxxx could mean unwritten Swiss German, en-Zxxx unwritten English,

In what way is English an unwritten language? English is a written 
language; application of Zxxx to it would, I think, be a misuse of 
that tag. Zxxx is "code for unwritten languages". Not "code for 
materials not written".

Though it *is* a little odd that we have a code for languages in the 
list of script codes.

Swiss German, of course, is often written for various cultural purposes.

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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