Reshat Sabiq's requests for two Tatar orthographic variants

Marion Gunn mgunn at
Tue Dec 19 23:30:02 CET 2006

On 19 Dec 2006, at 19:36, scríobh CE Whitehead:

> Thanks but could somone please clarify what is meant by the terms  
> orthography and script here;
> I am taking orthography in this definition to mean a variant of a  
> script but I am really not sure.

Fear not - you are not alone.:-)

Not so very long ago, I put this case to IETF et al.:
 > Irish has a reasonable requirement for 4 script
 > encodings, as listed below:

 > (a) Ancient (Ogham);

 > (b) Traditional (Gaelic);

 > (c) Modern (Roman);

 > (d) Phonetic (IPA).

 > What more does Ireland (NSAI) have to do to
 > register script (d)?

The answer I got was that I should tag (d) as an orthography under  
LTRU, instead of as a script under ISO  15924. Although I willingly  
accepted that as an interim "fast fix", i still have no clue at all  
as to how to implement that suggested fix (having all my life just  
seen a-d above as distinctive scripts for writing Irish).

Let me know if you can understand whatever response you receive.


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