Zinh - Code for inherited script

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Thu Feb 26 04:24:22 CET 2009

Randy Presuhn scripsit:

> Could someone explain just what 'Zinh' is?  The description provided in
> the registration request didn't enlighten me.  Could someone provide a use
> case for it as a script subtag?

It's a dummy script used to label Unicode combining marks, which "inherit"
their script property from the base character they are combined with.
For example, COMBINING ACUTE has a script property of Zinh: when it
follows an Latin A, its effective script is Latn, but when it follows
a Cyrillic A, its effective script is Cyrl.

It's useless for tagging documents.

John Cowan   cowan at ccil.org  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Most languages are dramatically underdescribed, and at least one is
dramatically overdescribed.  Still other languages are simultaneously
overdescribed and underdescribed.  Welsh pertains to the third category.
        --Alan King

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