Zinh - Code for inherited script

Tex Texin textexin at xencraft.com
Thu Feb 26 07:04:07 CET 2009


Well yes and no. If it doesn't support the purposes of BCP 47 why do it?

In  a string of say Cyrillic where these characters were used it would be a
mistake to segment the string to tag individual characters with Zinh. (But
people will do it.)

If someone is writing code to process text, they don't need this either as
they can use Unicode properties and/or their own internal labels.
Why introduce labels for programming mechanisms that are not really needed
for language tagging?

Why add unnecessary complexity?

-----Original Message-----
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:12 PM
To: Tex Texin
Cc: 'Randy Presuhn'; ietf-languages at iana.org
Subject: Re: Zinh - Code for inherited script

Tex Texin scripsit:
> What is the point of having it at all?

As I say, it's used to tag individual characters with a script.  It serves
no purpose in BCP 47.

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