[UAX29] i18n comment 6: Indic scripts or Tamil?

Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 6
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0801-uax29/
Editorial/substantive: E/S?
Tracked by: RI

Location in reviewed document:
3 [http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr29/tr29-12.html#Grapheme_Cluster_Boundaries]

'Indic scripts such as Tamil'
 is ambiguous. 

We were expecting to read something like 'Indic scripts, such as the Tamil we saw earlier' or 'most Indic scripts'.

On the other hand, this may be intentional because the XDGCs are intended to only address the needs of a simpler Indic script like Tamil that doesn't generally use conjunct forms (so the statement should say something more like "the set of Indic scripts that are like Tamil"). 

If this latter interpretation is true, a. there needs to be a clearer statement about the relevance of XDGCs to Indic and South-East Asian scripts in general, and b. we think the document is definitely setting its sights too low.


Received on Friday, 7 March 2008 11:29:16 UTC