[Suppress-Script] Initial list of 300 languages
cowan at ccil.org
Tue Mar 14 15:15:59 CET 2006
Peter Constable scripsit:
> As much as the discussion of manuscripts and the meaning of "Latg" may
> be interesting, haven't we lost sight of what's actually needed? Isn't
> it the case that we only need a suppress-script tag for something
> like sga if that lang ID has been commonly used with a country ID --
> e.g. sga-IE? Somehow I think that's not the case for sga or mga.
I think so too. But unfortunately, absence of evidence is not evidence of
absence, and -- given the grave consequences of being wrong -- I think we have
to assume that if a possibility exists it has been used.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org www.ap.org www.ccil.org/~cowan
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