question about identifying CLDR coverage % for Amharic

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Fri Feb 24 00:24:58 CST 2017

> > On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Isabelle Zaugg
> > <iz6445a at
> > <mailto:iz6445a at>> wrote:

>>> I am working on my dissertation research and would like to identify
>>> the percentage of CLDR coverage for Amharic and the other languages
>>> utilizing the Ethiopic script.  I would like to get a percentage
>>> coverage for today, as well as look at the increase over time.

What about the decrease over time?  If the 'number of items' in CLDR
increases, the percentage will drop unless new entries are added for

On Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:58:01 -0500
"Tom Bishop, Wenlin Institute" <tangmu at> wrote:

> Is there an established system to derive a meaningful "percentage of
> CLDR coverage for Amharic" from the data? Just from these (not really
> random) examples one might estimate 70%.

<examples snipped>

It gets worse than this.  Sometimes default data is appropriate,
sometimes it isn't.  For example, there is no explicit coverage for
collation (or at least, there wasn't back in Version 27.0.1).  However,
if the CLDR default gives the correct results for Amharic, then that
part of the coverage is complete.

There may even be cases that CLDR refuses to cover.  An example in
English is that CLDR refuses to handle the difference in indefinite
article between "a 3-page letter" and "an 8-page letter".  What
percentage of non-coverage would one calculate for this?


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