Modification Request: frr (Suppress-Script: Latn)

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Thu Oct 4 00:17:39 CEST 2007

Hi -

> From: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at>
> To: "Doug Ewell" <dewell at>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 12:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Modification Request: frr (Suppress-Script: Latn)
> You spoke of two conditions for adding SS, but the spec only has the first
> of these.
>    1. If these languages are overwhelmingly written in the Latin script
>    (using whatever criteria we use to define "overwhelmingly"), and
>    2. if there is a non-trivial amount of material in these languages
>    already tagged with a language-plus-region tag,
>    3. then the S-S entries should be added.
> The second is not a requirement, and thus not a reason for rejection.

Inasmuch as Suppress-Script is a compatibility kluge, I'd argue that the
requirement is actually stronger than (2). First, the subtag needs to
have been added before approval of RFC 4646.  Secondly, there needs to be
a (Non-trivial/substantial/take your pick) number of documents tagged
PRIOR TO THE APPROVAL of RFC 4646 without a script subtag.  Documents
tagged without a script subtag after the approval of RFC 4646 would be
arguably mis-tagged anyway.

If you don't think this is how things should work, or think the existing
text needs clarification (one way or another), please follow up on the
ltru at list, since this discussion is not limited to frr.


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