Unifon script?

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Sun Sep 15 19:31:57 CEST 2013

DataPacRat <datapacrat at gmail dot com> wrote:

> It seems worth mentioning that the much more widely-used, and much
> more distinct from English/Latin script, International Phonetic
> Alphabet is listed in the subtag registry as a variant rather than an
> independent script.

It's also worth mentioning that script subtags cannot be added to the 
Language Subtag Registry unless the corresponding ISO 15924 code element 
already exists (RFC 5646, Section 2.2.3). Since there is currently no 
ISO 15924 code element for Unifon, it's not a question of whether a 
variant subtag is the best way to go; it's the only way to go.

If Unifon were ever added to ISO 15924 -- not speculating on whether 
that will or should happen -- then the variant subtag could always be 

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA
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