Proposal to remove Suppress-Script from

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Nov 22 20:53:02 CET 2008

Kent Karlsson has proposed, on the LTRU list, to remove the 
Suppress-Script value 'Latn' from the language subtags 'cpe' ("Creoles 
and pidgins, English-based (Other)") and 'son' ("Songhai languages"), 
noting that:

(a) "it seems inappropriate to have a 'Suppress-Script' for a collection 
code, even if the script given is used for all languages covered by the 
collection code," and

(b) there is a specific inconsistency in that 'son' has a 
Suppress-Script while the proposed RFC 4646bis language subtag 'dje' 
("Zarma") does not, even though Zarma is a Songhai language.

What do ietf-languages participants think about this?

I have tried to represent Kent's position fairly and without bias; any 
corrections are most appreciated.  For reference, 'cpe' and 'son' are 
the only collection subtags that currently have a Suppress-Script, and 
none of the 7000+ new language subtags added by RFC 4645bis (collection 
or individual) has a Suppress-Script.

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

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