Suppress-Script for Korean?

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Wed Jul 25 15:56:56 CEST 2007

Karen, I'm not the expert; that's for sure; but it's my guess that 
Suppress-script is used for the most widely used contemporary form of the 
language/script -- in cases where the languages is still spoken today.
As for suppress-script for ancient languages, how it works/would work, I 
will not venture a guess.

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at
>I realize you're the expert here, but based on what I read, pure Hiragana
>and Katakana may have been more popular in the past or for informal use. I
>believe the pure forms were also used by women in the past.
>So, question: When we use Suppress-Script, do we consider historical forms
>of the language, or is this designation only considered in terms of
>current use? Raising this issue with Hiragana made me realize that I don't
>know the answer to this question.
>Randy writes:
> >For a document longer than a few words to be purely "Hira" would be
> >artifical, and consequently I'd expect it to be marked as such, just as
> >an extended document solely in Kanji or Katakana would also be quite
>Karen Broome
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