Konkani Suppress-Script

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Sep 5 01:35:02 CEST 2007

Currently the Suppress-Script: field for Konkani is set to Deva.
I believe this should be removed on the following evidence from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkani_language#Scripts :

        Konkani is written in a number of scripts. Brahmi was originally
        used but fell into disuse. Devanagari is the official script
        for Konkani in Goa. Roman script is also popular in Goa . The
        Kannada script is used amongst the Konkani population of
        Karnataka. Malayalam script is used by the Konkani community,
        centered around the cities of Cochin and Kozhikode in Kerala
        state. Konkani Muslims in coastal Maharashtra and Bhatkal taluka
        of Karnataka use Arabic script to write Konkani.

There is a reference here to
http://www.india-seminar.com/2004/543/543%20madhavi%20sardesai.htm ,
which is specifically about Goan Konkani (treated as a separate language
by ISO 639-3 under the Konkani macrolanguage umbrella).  Devanagari may
be official in Goa, but it is not clear that that should be treated as
the dominant script for Konkani as a whole.

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