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CLDR Ticket #11089(new data)

Opened 2 months ago

questionable script attribute in <languageData>

Reported by: unicode@… Owned by: anybody
Component: unknown Data Locale:
Phase: dsub Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath:


Dear CLDR editors,

I just came across the following questionable element

<language type="de" scripts="Runr" territories="BR CZ DK FR GB HU KZ NL PL SI SK US" alt="secondary"/>

in <languageData> in https://unicode.org/repos/cldr/trunk/common/supplemental/supplementalData.xml and I’m wondering why you think German speakers in those territories use the Runic, rather than Latin, alphabet?

Admittedly, I didn’t do the build (per https://unicode.org/repos/cldr/trunk/readme.html) myself, but note that a contributor at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16447807 seems to have worked with (possibly an earlier version of) your XML file and gotten the questionable Runic script as well:

{"de", {{"", "Latn"}, {"BR", "Runr"}, {"KZ", "Runr"}, {"US", "Runr"}}},

By the way, should you have had the Fraktur-like variants of the Latin script in mind (rather than actual Runic), that’s Latf, cf.


, is in some limited use for writing German (though mostly historical), and might indeed be worth including in CLDR data.

Please feel free to get to me for clarification or if you have any questions.




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