On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:34:27 -0400, i18n@... <i18n@...> wrote:

> Has the complexity of a writing system or other functional aspects of
> using it been a factor, direct or indirect, in the political extinction
> or suppression of a language?

The topic of Simplified Chinese probably needs no elaboration here.

Btw, I only recently learned that the change was not necessarily very
careful nor scholarly, at least in some significant number of instances.

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass. (Not "MA")
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
If you're determined to be afraid, choose wisely
what to be afraid of.