Unifon script?

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Sat Sep 28 19:59:01 CEST 2013

True, to that extent.

However, if you receive content tagged "hup-unifon", that plus the LSTR doesn't tell you enough to know what the script is so that you can make processing decisions, such as choosing an appropriate font.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
Sent: September 28, 2013 1:21 AM
To: Mark Davis ☕
Cc: Peter Constable; ietf-languages at iana.org
Subject: Re: Unifon script?

Mark Davis ☕ scripsit:

> We could use “und-Latn”, since 'und' is what we use where the language 
> tag would be unspecified.

No, that would mean that it would be appropriate to use this subtag only in tags of the form "und-Latn-unifon" and not (say) en-unifon or en-Latn-unifon.  "Prefix:" is syntactic, not semantic.

But in any case, all this hardly matters.  The problem with, say, "en-Cyrl-unifon" is that it's nonsense, and in general prefixes (other than those used with macrolanguages) don't attempt to protect us from nonsense.  They provide guidance of good usage, not a prohibition on bad usage.

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