[OpenType] RE: [mpeg-OTspec] Re: Languages tags (Buruchaski & North Slavey)

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Fri May 20 10:15:22 CEST 2016

Hi Vladimir,

Yes. If language tags for Burushaski [bsk], Krymchak [jct], Khorasani
Turkic [kmc] could be added and the name "Slavey" for the tag SLA [scs]
could be changed to "North Slavey" in the current amendment that would be

Thank you.

On Thu, 19 May 2016 at 18:45 Levantovsky, Vladimir <
Vladimir.Levantovsky at monotype.com> wrote:

> Message from OpenType list:
> Hi Denis,
> Just to clarify – are you proposing to add these new language tags  to the
> current amendment?
> If this is the case, we will have a chance to do it when the new ballot is
> open, which is expected to happen in mid-June, after then ISO WG11 meeting
> is over.
> Thank you,
> Vlad
> From: mpeg-OTspec at yahoogroups.com [mailto:mpeg-OTspec at yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com [mpeg-OTspec]
> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:54 AM
> To: OTspec (mpeg-OTspec at yahoogroups.com); OpenType List
> Subject: [mpeg-OTspec] Re: Languages tags (Buruchaski & North Slavey)
> Apologies, I hit send too early.
> Here are some language tags notes:
> - Burushaski [bsk] needs a language tag since it may need locl feature in
> some fonts. The Burushaski figure four can be assumed to match that used as
> a diacritic on Burushaski letters 0777 ݷ and 077D ݽ, which would require a
> locl feature in some fonts if the figure four 06F4 follows Persian form
> instead of Urdu form.
> - "Slavey" SLA [scs] should be labelled "North Slavey" to match "South
> Slavey" SSL [xsl]. "Slavey" or "Slave" refers to both languages or the
> macrolangue [den].
> - Krymchak [jct] (see
> https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/jct/Main_Page) and Khorasani
> Turkic [kmc] (see https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/kmz/Ana_sahife)
> need language tags since they use i and dotless i and need appropriate
> features like Turkish and other languages.
> Regards
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