IPA's double life (RE: New scripts)

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Tue Nov 27 16:51:20 CET 2007

Mark Davis scripsit:

> > 2) Is there any precedent for specific characters or ranges in
> > Unicode to be covered by more than one ISO 15924 code? I believe I
> > recall there are a few cases, but that they are exceptions.
> In Unicode, the association between script and character forms a complete
> partition. Each character has exactly one script. Any characters that are
> used in multiple scripts have the script value = common or inherited

That said, there are orthographies that use letters from more than one
Unicode script (Cyrillic-based Kurdish uses some Latin letters), and of
course the fact that a *document* is in the Latin script does not exclude
the possibility that it contains characters from other scripts, as any
book on Greek philosophy in English or German (at least) will reveal.

My confusion is rapidly waxing          John Cowan
For XML Schema's too taxing:            cowan at ccil.org
    I'd use DTDs                        http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
    If they had local trees --
I think I best switch to RELAX NG.

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