ISO 639 - New item approved - N'Ko

Mark Crispin mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Fri Jun 9 18:46:37 CEST 2006

On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 00:33 -0700 2006-06-09, Mark Crispin wrote:
>> In that case, stipulate that the names are in English and restricted to 
> I object to restricting to ASCII. A lot.

Why?  This is only for one of the possible names.  Its purpose is to have 
a single, well-defined form of the name; one which the rules of its 
formation are so well-understood that that name can be looked up without 
worrying about the subtle differences between various alternatives to the 

This does not preclude other forms.  I'm certainly not advocating that 
this be the mandatory form to display to users.

Put another way:

Regardless of which which Unicode character is ultimately selected for the 
third glyph in the subject language, the ASCII (and presumably English) 
name N'Ko should be registered too.

-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.

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