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Re: question about IRI spec

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 12:43:11 -0500
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20060104174311.GK26883@ccil.org>

Jeremy Carroll scripsit:

> On A, could someone articulate that in an automatable fashion please.
> e.g. use such and such a table from unicode.org, and for each IRI 
> component map each character to its script code, and then the component 
> is OK if the set of script codes used is either a singleton set, or the 
> set { hiragana, kanji, katakana } or { ... }.

See http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/Scripts.txt for the mapping, and
note the special status of Common and Inherited, which may be mixed with
any script.

There are a few other languages besides Japanese which require script-mixing,
notably Kurdish (in Cyrillic/Latin script) and Wakhi.

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