New scripts

Doug Ewell dewell at
Tue Nov 27 05:49:57 CET 2007

Mark Davis wrote:

> We have new scripts on 
> Can you prepare the 
> forms for IANA?

I'll send them to ietf-languages, which is where this maintenance 
request actually belongs.  They'll have to sit there for a week before 
being sent to IANA.

BTW, I wonder how many people would have predicted, years ago when the 
basic rules for script subtags were formulated, that ISO 15924 would 
eventually add code elements for "Mathematical notation" and "Symbols." 
Section 3.4 says they must be added to the Registry, no cherry-picking 
allowed, and that seems fine in principle, but these two are at least as 
irrelevant to tagging of natural-language text as are the region subtags 
'AQ' and 'BV', or the language subtags 'mis' and 'und'.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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