Suppress-Script for Korean?

Peter Constable petercon at
Wed Jul 25 17:40:50 CEST 2007

That seems reasonable enough. The question is whether it would be clear to users of the registry what they should do in such cases based on the contents of the registry and the contents of BCP47.


From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mark Davis
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 5:47 PM
To: Randy Presuhn
Cc: ietf-languages at
Subject: Re: Suppress-Script for Korean?

I agree.
On 7/24/07, Randy Presuhn <randy_presuhn at<mailto:randy_presuhn at>> wrote:
Hi -

> From: "Peter Constable" <petercon at<mailto:petercon at>>
> To: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at <mailto:mark.davis at> >; "Addison Phillips" <addison at<mailto:addison at>>
> Cc: "Randy Presuhn" <randy_presuhn at <mailto:randy_presuhn at> >; <ietf-languages at<mailto:ietf-languages at>>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 5:25 PM
> Subject: RE: Suppress-Script for Korean?
> Are you suggesting that if a document is entirely in (say) hiragana I shouldn't
>  tag it ja-Hira because Hira is considered a subset of Japn and Japn is to be suppressed?

For a document longer than a few words to be purely "Hira" would be *very* 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 artifical.   On the other hand, let's say it's
just a quote of a word or two which would normally be written in pure "Hira".  In that case,
it's not a "marked form", so I'd say that simply tagging it "ja" would normally be the
appropriate thing to do.

I think the real consideration is this: does adding the script subtag provide
information that could not be reasonably inferred from "ja".  "-Japn" would
not provide useful information.  "-Hira" marks the text as being quite
out of the ordinary.


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