request for subtag for Elfdalian

Peter Constable petercon at
Tue Apr 19 06:06:21 CEST 2016

Yes that is (for better or worse) an exception in Unicode process.


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Subject: Re: request for subtag for Elfdalian

On 17 Apr 2016, at 05:01, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:

> The RA cannot put itself in the position of establishing the status of the target of an encoding proposal. This is exactly the case as well for Unicode: Unicode will not approve a proposal to encode characters or a script that does not yet have an established independent status, and will not put itself in the position of encoding things in order to establish such a status.

Unless it’s emoji.

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