Suppress script assignment for pa

Phillips, Addison addison at
Tue Jun 26 00:19:34 CEST 2012

Hello Andrew,

Section 3.4, item 9, of RFC 5646 (the relevant part of BCP 47), which describes the stability requirements for the registry says:

  9.   The field 'Suppress-Script' MAY be added or removed via the
        registration process.

So your next step is to submit a registration request (see Section 3.5 for directions) with the offending Suppress-Script removed.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Andrew Glass
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 3:14 PM
To: ietf-languages at
Subject: Suppress script assignment for pa


The subtag registry includes the suppress-script value ‘Guru’ for Punjabi.

Type: language
Subtag: pa
Description: Panjabi
Description: Punjabi
Added: 2005-10-16
Suppress-Script: Guru

Since Punjabi is written in Gurmukhi, Devanagari, and in a variant of Perso-Arabic script, the inclusion of this suppress-script designation is unfortunate:

Having a suppress-script value when multiple scripts are in use for a language complicates processing of the language tags.

Is there a process to remove a suppress-script designation?

Thank you,


Andrew Glass
Program Manager | Microsoft
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