From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 - 05:44:26 CST
At 14:28 +0100 2005-11-10, Andreas Prilop wrote:
>has different Latin scripts: "normal", Fraktur, Gaelic.
>Why is there only one Arabic script? If Fraktur
>is a separate script, then there should be at
>least Naskh and Nastaliq for Arabic.
ISO 15924 isn't an academic exercise. There were
specific bibliographical reasons for giving codes
to Latf and Latg. Specifically, a book of
Schiller's poetry might be published in Fraktur
orthography or in Roman orthography, or a book by
Ó Criomhthain might be published in Gaelic
orthography or in Roman orthography.
Are Kufi or Nastaliq are distinguished in a similar fashion?
The text of the standard describes this usage.
Please read it and not just the code tables.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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