Tex Texin wrote:
> just fyi, my page on scripts was finally posted:
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-scripts.html
> thanks to all of you that commented and helped me refine it.
> I am sure you will still find errors and I will appreciate
> further feedback.

| India; Devanagari; LTR; Hindi3

I understand that you chose not to list the minority languages of the
various states or area. However, in the case of India, this seems a bit too
far stretched! Bengali has probably as many speakers as English or Mandarin;
Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and other languages have more or less as many
speakers as German, French or Italian. Moreover, all these languages are
official on the Indian constitution and in at least a federated state.

I suggest that you either list all the major Indian languages (most of which
are written with a unique script) or that you revert to generic wording such
as "Indic scripts" and "Indo-Aryan and Dravidic languages".

For what concerns directionality, all Indic scripts are LTR.

| Middle East; Arabic; RTL; Arabic

You might wish to write "Middle East, except Israel". But perhaps this is
unnecessary as, AFAIK, Arabic is the second official language of Israel.

| Pakistan; Urdu; RTL; Urdu

Urdu is the name of the language; its script is Arabic.

| Spain Latin LTR Catalan, Spanish

Why do you list Catalan and not, as a minimum, Basque and Galician? They too
are official languages on the Spanish constitution and in some regions.

| Serbia and Montenegro Cyrillic LTR Serbian

I think that the official name of the country is still Yugoslavia. Moreover,
Serbian is also commonly written in the Latin script, especially on web

_ Marco