Suppress-Script for Korean?

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Tue Jul 24 20:46:41 CEST 2007

Hi -

> From: "Addison Phillips" <addison at>
> To: "Randy Presuhn" <randy_presuhn at>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 11:23 AM
> Subject: Re: Suppress-Script for Korean?
> 'Kore' is a new subtag. 'Hang' has existed for awhile. And I suspect but 
> cannot prove that many Koreans will think of their language as being 
> written in the Hangul script, whether it is purely Hangul or not.

I'm pretty sure most English speakers don't think of their language as
being written in "Latin" script.  Subtags (and language tags in general)
are for computers, not direct human consumption.

> If we suppress the wrong script, users might think that they have to 
> identify "other" scripts, like 'Hang', by default. I think we should be 
> very judicious about what we suppress, especially when there can be 
> confusion. Besides, I'm not sure what adding 'Kore' achieves.

It describes the current situation with Korean, and accounts for the
existing base of materials bearing no script subtag.


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