I agree that samples wouldn't help; what we need are authoritative documents describing usage in order to establish that there is or isn't a script used for the "overwhelming majority of documents" <br>And what that script is if there is one; for example,
<a onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)" href="http://www.country-studies.com/india/linguistic-relations.html" target="_blank">http://www.country-studies.com/india/linguistic-relations.html</a> would seem to indicate Latn would be, not Deva -- but I share some of Peter's qualms about that source.
<br><br>We don't qualify what "overwhelming majority" really means, but my take would be at least two standard deviations (>95%).<br><br>John said that he was going to make a proposal. John, as part of that, can you list the sources that have come up here and any others, with your assessment of the reliability of each source? That way we can all be working off of the same list.
<br><br>Mark<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/6/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Randy Presuhn</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hi -<br><br>> From: "John Cowan" <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>><br>> To: "Peter Constable" <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>><br>
> Cc: <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>><br>> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 11:26 AM<br>> Subject: Re: Konkani Suppress-Script<br>...<br>> Indeed. Collecting samples can serve as evidence that a particular script
<br>> is in use for Konkani, but it cannot serve as evidence that one particular<br>> script is dominant.<br>...<br><br>Mere dominance isn't enough. RFC 4646 says:<br><br> The field 'Suppress-Script' MUST only appear in records whose 'Type'
<br> field-value is 'language'. This field MUST NOT appear more than one<br> time in a record. This field indicates a script used to write the<br> overwhelming majority of documents for the given language and that
<br> therefore adds no distinguishing information to a language tag. It<br> helps ensure greater compatibility between the language tags<br> generated according to the rules in this document and language tags<br> and tag processors or consumers based on RFC 3066. For example,
<br> virtually all Icelandic documents are written in the Latin script,<br> making the subtag 'Latn' redundant in the tag "is-Latn".<br><br>In this particular case, all the sources cited so far seem to indicate that
<br>no particular script meets the "overwhelming" requirement for this language.<br>One might also call into question whether there is a sufficient corpus of<br>data in this language that was tagged under the RFC 3066 regime to
<br>make compatibility an issue. *Either* of these points would be sufficient<br>to justify removal of the inappropriate "Suppress-Script".<br><br>Randy<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>
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