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RE: script faq suggestions

From: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 20:35:52 +0200
To: "'Alexander Savenkov'" <w3@hotbox.ru>, <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: "'Tex Texin'" <tex@i18nguy.com>
Message-ID: <000e01c37aef$0b4c2d60$0401c80a@QSM4>

I was under the impression that in China they use the Arabic script, at
least the Kazakhs. 

Jony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Alexander Savenkov
> Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 7:01 PM
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Cc: Tex Texin
> Subject: script faq suggestions
> 
> 
> 
> 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 
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-scripts.html#examples
> 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,
> Alex.
> -- 
>   Alexander "Croll" Savenkov                  http://www.thecroll.com/
>   w3@hotbox.ru                                     http://croll.da.ru/
> 
> 
> 
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