Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators

Ken Whistler via Unicode unicode at
Fri Feb 1 16:29:49 CST 2019


On 2/1/2019 1:30 PM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode wrote:
> Language tagging is already available in Unicode, via the tag characters
> in the deprecated plane.

1. Plane 14 is not a "deprecated plane".

2. The tag characters in Tag Character block (U+E0000..U+E007F) are not 
deprecated. (They are used, for example, by UTS #51 to specify emoji tag 

3. However, the use of U+E0001 LANGUAGE TAG and the mechanism of using 
tag characters for spelling out language tags are explicitly deprecated 
by the standard. See: "Deprecated Use for Language Tagging" in Section 
23.9 Tag Characters.

and PropList.txt:

E0001         ; Deprecated # Cf       LANGUAGE TAG

As I stated earlier: language tags should use BCP 47, and belong in the 
markup level, not in the plain text stream.


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