Cowan wrote:
> Peter T. Daniels scripsit:
> > Just the other day I had occasion to draw up a list of (1), and the
> > total is ca. 32 (depending where you draw the line).
> The Roadmap makes it 52: Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian,
> Hebrew, Arabic, Thaana, N'Ko, Tifinagh, Devanagari, Bengali,
> Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam,
> Sinhala, Thai, Lao, Tibetan, Myanmar, Georgian, Hangul,
> Ethiopic, Cherokee, Canadian Syllabics, Hanunoo, Buhid,
> Tagbanwa, Khmer, Mongolian, Cham, Limbu, Tai Le, Tai Lue,
> Buginese, Batak, Lepcha, Kayah Li, Ol Chiki, Han ideographs,
> Hiragana, Katakana, Bopomofo, Yi, Syloti Nagri, Varang Kshiti,
> Sorang Sompeng, Pahawh Hmong, Vai.

Part of this discrepancy may be due to different perspectives, i.e.
different reasons for counting. E.g., it doesn't make sense to consider
katakana and hiragana as two separate "scripts", apart the fact that they
are encoded in two different "blocks" in Unicode.

But the biggest reason for the difference is probably where you draw the
line between what is "used today" and what isn't, or different information
about the current status of some scripts.

Peter Daniels, could you please give the list of your 32 scripts, so we can
see the 20 scripts which make the difference?

(BTW, sorry for sending my last message twice: I assumed that my mail server
was down when I sent the first one.)