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From: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 21:01:07 +0400
Message-ID: <16113475086.20030914210107@hotbox.ru>
To: www-international@w3.org
Cc: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>

Hello everyone, Tex,

a couple of corrections for the Script direction & languages FAQ found
at http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-scripts.html .

In the example table at
you list Kazakh and Turkmen languages as being written in Arabic.

Please note that Kazakh language uses Cyrillic nowadays. Although you
mention that it "was historically written in the listed script, but
uses another script in modern practice", it depends on what you call
"historically". You could say that it was historically written in
Latin (from 1923 till late 1940s) equally well. The switch to Latin is
currently debated but is not accepted yet. Thus I suggest removing
Kazakh from the table.

On the other hand you make no comments for the Turkmen language. The
situation with Turkmen is as follows: Arabic script before 1923, from
1923-1924 till 1939-1940 - Latin script, from 1940 till 1994 -
Cyrillic script, from 1994 till nowadays - Latin script.

Lastly, Tex, could you point us to the exact source of the information
in the table so that we don't refer to it anymore?

Best regards,
  Alexander "Croll" Savenkov                  http://www.thecroll.com/
  w3@hotbox.ru                                     http://croll.da.ru/
Received on Sunday, 14 September 2003 13:10:18 UTC

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