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Re: Script features by language

From: vonniman consulting <info@vonniman.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:37:44 +0200
To: "Bassetti, Ann" <ann.bassetti@boeing.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, 'Stephane Boyera' <boyera@webfoundation.org>
CC: "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C8A1F148.2B85%info@vonniman.com>
Hi Ann!

(Good hearing from you :-) - hope life's good!)

An alphabetic script is simply a writing system based on a set of alphabetic
characters - think of the Latin (this), Arabic, Greek or Cyrillic scripts.

Would it read "alphabetic script" in Richard's tables, the confusion would
most certainly be avoided.

Best regards,
Bruno von Niman
Lead Expert


> From: "Bassetti, Ann" <ann.bassetti@boeing.com>
> Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:38:04 -0700
> To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, 'Stephane Boyera'
> <boyera@webfoundation.org>
> Cc: "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
> Subject: RE: Script features by language
> Resent-From: <public-mw4d@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:43:43 +0000
> 
> Wow, Richard -- very impressive!
> 
> A small comment on terminology .. When I read your note and page, I
> interpreted "script" meaning as in coding (e.g., "web script" or JavaScript).
> I'm not a coder, so who knows why, but that's what came to mind.  In fact, I
> wondered, "why does he need to detail this all out for code?".
> 
> I presume you are using the term as it is commonly used, so no changes
> necessary. Just thought I'd mention this goofy confusion on my part.
> 
>   -- Ann
> 
> 
> Ann Bassetti 
> Associate Technical Fellow
> Boeing Information Technology
> Collaboration & Communication Services
> mobile:  +1.206.218.8039
> email:  ann.bassetti@boeing.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-mw4d-request@w3.org [mailto:public-mw4d-request@w3.org] On
>> Behalf Of Richard Ishida
>> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 5:26 AM
>> To: 'Stephane Boyera'
>> Cc: public-mw4d@w3.org
>> Subject: Script features by language
>> 
>> I put this together this weekend. Thought you might perhaps find it
>> interesting.
>> 
>> http://rishida.net/scripts/featurelist/
>> 
>> Provides information about script characteristics for a number of
>> languages. This gives a very rough idea of what is needed to support a
>> given language on a platform. You can also click on column titles to
>> rearrange the data to see, for example, which languages use right-to-
>> left scripts, which languages require the largest number of combining
>> characters, etc.
>> 
>> 
>> RI
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ============
>> Richard Ishida
>> Internationalization Lead
>> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/International/
>> http://rishida.net/
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
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