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Note, query re: rfc 1766 "i-" tag submission, to www-i list

From: Eric Brunner <teb@opengroup.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 11:39:59 -0400
Message-Id: <199706231539.LAA16169@postman.opengroup.org>
To: ietf-types@uninett.no
cc: teb@opengroup.org, Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr, www-international@w3.org
Oki all,

Those on ietf-types who are interested in background details to the
submission I made to that list on 06/18/97, can follow any discussion
between Chris Lilley and myself on the www-international list.

I won't be subscribing to that list, simply responding to any queries
Chris, or anyone else has, w.r.t. the "i-" tag request, and cc'ing at
Chris' suggestion, that list rather than the ietf-types list.

Those on www-international please excuse the intrusion from another
list, TiA.

The initial questions are:
1. Is this a written language?
2. What is the character repertoire?
3. Does Unicode 2.0 encompase this repertoire?

Answer to 1. Yes. Siksika acquired a scripting system with the introduction
of (Evans and/or Stockton) syllabic writing systems in the 19th century. It
also acquired another scripting system, an extended roman alphabetical one.

Answer to 2(a). The character repertoire for the modernized form of the
original syllabic writing system may be found in:

Answer to 2(b).  The character repertoire for the modernized form of the
original roman writing system may be found in any normative reference for
the ASCII or 8859-1 repertoire.

Note: The archaic forms of each contained a richer set of diacritical
symbols, and is outside of the scope of the registration request,
neither being contemporanious forms of either scripting system.

Answer to 3. See answers to 2(a) and 2(b), respectively. See also:
http://www.indigo.ie/egt/standards/iso10646/bmp-today-table.html, at
code points 0000 through 00FF and 1400 through 1680.

Kitakitamatsinohpowaw, (I'll see you again, in Siksika, modern diacritically
simplified roman form)

The original text sent to <> on 06/18/97 follows for reference:

> Name of requester          : Thomas Eric Brunner
> E-mail address of requester: teb@opengroup.org
> Tag to be registered       : siksika
> English name of language   : Blackfoot
> Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Siksika
> Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
>   Siksikai'powahsin - ISBN 1-895850-15-0, Siksika Nation 1993
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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