Cherokee should not have a Suppress-Script

Doug Ewell dewell at
Sun Mar 12 01:17:10 CET 2006

Michael has argued strongly that the Cherokee language is primarily 
written in the Cherokee script.

David has argued strongly that it is primarily written in the Latin 

Ethnologue reports an estimate of 15,000 to 22,500 speakers of Cherokee. 
The amount of existing Cherokee text that has been given the tag "chr", 
such that humans or software reading "chr" would assume either the 
Cherokee or Latin script, is likely to be quite small.

It should be apparent that Cherokee does not qualify for a 
Suppress-Script.  Let's leave it blank.  If strong evidence comes to 
light, it can always be added later.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California, USA

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