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

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Wed Jul 11 19:43:16 CEST 2007

Hi -

> From: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at>
> To: "Michael Everson" <everson at>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 7:06 AM
> Subject: Re: Proposal to add "Kore' as Suppress-Script for 'ko'
> ja-JP has a suppress script of Jpan because it is customarily not written
> with anything but characters from Jpan. Because Korean is customarily never
> written with any characters outside of Kore, it makes sense to suppress
> Kore; there is really no normal need to supply the script for Korean.
> It of course *does* sense to say ko-Hani or ko-Hang, just as it makes sense
> to say ja-Kana, ja-Hira, or ja-Hang. And in specialized cases one could use
> these, just as in specialized cases one can distinguish ru-RU from
> ru-Cyrl-RU from ru-Latn-RU (in transliteration). But for normal purposes one
> does not need to mention a script with ko.

Add to this the fact that there is already lots of stuff tagged with just "ko",
this seems to be precisely the kind of case "Suppress-Script" was intended for.


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