Language Variant subtags

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Jul 5 18:16:45 CEST 2010

Philip Newton scripsit:

> You would only need to include -Deva- if you want to be explicit that
> the language is written with Devanagari script; it may be possible to
> omit it. (In my experience, Sanskrit is nearly always written in
> Devanagari script, at least in Europe; I'm guessing the situation in
> the US will be similar.)

In South India, Sanskrit is traditionally written in the local script,
and indeed I believe it may be written in any Indic script.

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