Proposal to add "Kore' as Suppress-Script for 'ko'

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Jul 11 09:38:02 CEST 2007

At 22:56 -0700 2007-07-10, Doug Ewell wrote:

>The North Korean national character encoding, KPS 9566-97, includes 
>4,653 Hanja, or more than half the total number of encoded 
>characters. Then again, it also includes Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, 
>kana, and a fair number of dingbats.
>I'm willing to withdraw this request if people think it is not appropriate.

I think it's wrong. Kore is an alias for two scripts. This 
Suppress-Script thing, how is it to know that a paragraph in Chinese 
with three words in Hangul in the middle isn't really Chinese and not 
Korean? Kore makes sense from the point of view of ISO 15924, but 
not, I think, in terms of the automated stuff Suppress-Script is 
supposed to do.

I could be wrong. But my impression is that this request is unsafe.
Michael Everson *

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