Frank Ellermann nobody at
Mon Apr 21 13:15:56 CEST 2008

Doug Ewell wrote:

> I have no idea what Suppress-Script has to do with the subtag 'zxx',
> which means "No linguistic content" or "[Language] Not applicable."

The discussion was about the fact that "zxx" is a subtag, and can
be used in tags such as "zxx", "zxx-Latn", or "zxx-Zyyy". Assuming
that "zxx" automagically means "zxx-Latn" would be wrong.

> Then there is all the 'zxx' content that is in no writing system
> at all, such as the Mona Lisa or Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

Yes, FWIW it could be tagged as "zxx-Zxxx", the interesting point
is that neither "Zxxx" nor "Latn" are a Suppress-Script for "zxx". 


neither case would it make any sense to assume a particular script, 
which is what Suppress-Script is all about.

Doug Ewell  *  Arvada, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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