Status of recent proposals
everson at evertype.com
Tue Oct 5 06:41:44 CEST 2010
On 1 Oct 2010, at 23:56, Doug Ewell wrote:
> 4. Wolof Suppress-Script
> This was proposed by Peter (with form) on September 19. Peter noted that a convention exists for writing Wolof in the Arabic script, making the Latin Suppress-Script field inappropriate. There was no objection from the list on removing this field.
> Peter agreed to my suggestion to remove the Comments field explaining the rationale for removing S-S. The revised record and registration form are at the end of this message. Since the original proposal has been out for more than a week, only one additional week of review is
> needed, so this will be eligible for IANA submission on October 8 (or
> whenever Michael is available after that date).
I have had a long discussion with Peter about this (in person here in Busan) and I rescind my rejection of the removal of S-S for Wolof. Make it so.
LANGUAGE SUBTAG MODIFICATION
LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM
1. Name of requester: Peter Constable
2. E-mail address of requester: petercon at microsoft.com
3. Record Requested:
4. Intended meaning of the subtag: Wolof
5. Reference to published description
of the language (book or article):
DPLN Senegal. ca 2002. Tableau Général des Alphabets - Arabe/Langues
Nationales en Caractères Coraniques Harmonisés et leurs Correspondants
en Caractères Latins. Direction de la Promotion des Langues Nationales
(DPLN). 23, Rue Calmette. Dakar.
6. Any other relevant information: When the subtag registry was
initialized, the record was added with a suppress-script field set to
Latn. However, there is an Arabic-script orthography for Wolof, in
addition to a Latin orthography. Since a suppress-script is intended
to be used in cases in which a single script is used "to write the
overwhelming majority of documents for the given language", it is
inappropriate for this field to be used for Wolof.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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