[Suppress-Script] Initial list of 300 languages

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Wed Mar 15 18:23:11 CET 2006

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of McDonald, Ira

> However, since you're all convinced that printers and print
> drivers will miraculously be unharmed by the egregious
> infixing of four-character script tags where their parsers
> previously expected country/region tags, I'll stop wasting
> my breath.

Again, I don't know that nothing will be harmed, but I think we can
distinguish between scenarios. If "en-US" was supported before, it
should continue to be supported, and we don't want lots of content to be
broken in printing because people changed tagging to "en-Latn-US". But
if someone is tagging content as "ga-Latg" and "ga-Latn" rather than
"ga", they're probably doing so for a particular reason, and if that
fails to print on certain printers, then we live with that. Those same
printers - or, at least, those printing scenarios - are probably going
to trash any attempt to print Arabic, Hindi or Thai no matter how it's
tagged, so those are printing scenarios that I would be avoiding if I
needed to work with such text, whether that means changing apps, OS,
service provider or changing printers; if I was having problems printing
my Irish data, I'd probably do likewise.

Peter Constable

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