CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Thu Apr 24 17:20:18 CEST 2008

Hi, all--sorry, I really did not address the issue of making clear how to declare programmatic languages in my last email--which I think is an issue.

Writing or not,  the ASCII characters in programmatic languages are a subset of Latin-1, and are used to encode programming keywords based on English terms (while, for, if, then, else) as well as a few mathematical symbols.  Perhaps there needs to be a comment somewhere stating that [Latn] is not to be used to identify ASCII character encoding--perhaps a comments field added to the [Latn] subtag??

(Do not consider this request too seriously--perhaps Doug's suggestion--to have a clarification at do fine.)

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at

Phillips, Addison addison at

>It is wrong to consider Base64's use of ASCII characters for
> encoding bytes as the use of a "script". It's a transfer encoding,
> not writing.

> Addison

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