Marco, thanks for the comments.

The intent of the table is to identify the languages that are used for
localization, not necessarily to be a comprehensive list of languages for each

That said, I'll make the additions for India and Spain.

As for Middle East, I swear it used to say "except Israel". Not sure how it got
dropped, but I'll put it back.

On Urdu, one of my sources considered Urdu a separate script. I am trying to
find which one. They perhaps are referencing a script that may have been a
predecessor to what they use now. I will change Urdu back to Arabic, but I
wonder if anyone on this list has more information about an Urdu script.

The official name for Yugoslavia has changed recently.


Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> Tex Texin wrote:
> > just fyi, my page on scripts was finally posted:
> >
> >
> > 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
> pages.
> _ Marco

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