[mpeg-OTspec] Error in 'name' table

John Hudson john at tiro.ca
Fri Aug 5 20:16:23 CEST 2011

Michelle Perham wrote:

> Perhaps it would be more appropriate to put the former name in 
> parenthesis: Odia (Oriya) or Odia (formerly Oriya)

There was some discussion about this on the Unicode Indic list, in terms 
of the name of the script in Unicode and ISO 10646. I believe no action 
is being taken there, at least not yet, and as was pointed out that this 
isn't really a change in name but the substitution of one romanisation 
of the name for another, and potentially opens the doors to others, e.g. 
Bangla instead of Bengali.

Perhaps the question to ask is whether an OpenType script name is more 
like a city or more like a duck, i.e. Beijing or Peking?



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