Manipuri/Meitei customary writing system
Richard Wordingham via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Fri Oct 4 16:02:57 CDT 2019
On Fri, 4 Oct 2019 07:12:59 +0000
Martin J. Dürst via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> On 2019/10/04 15:35, Martin J. Dürst via Unicode wrote:
> > Hello Markus,
> > On 2019/10/04 01:53, Markus Scherer via Unicode wrote:
> >> Dear Unicoders,
> >> Is Manipuri/Meitei customarily written in Bangla/Bengali script or
> >> in Meitei script?
> >> I am looking at
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meitei_language#Writing_systems
> >> which seems to describe writing practice in transition, and I
> >> can't quite tell where it stands.
> >> Is the use of the Meitei script aspirational or customary?
> >> Which script is being used for major newspapers, popular books,
> >> and video captions?
> > This may give you some more information:
> > https://www.atypi.org/conferences/tokyo-2019/programme/activity?a=906
> Sorry, this should have been two separate URIs (about the same talk).
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8XxVZkfUkk
> > It's a recent talk at ATypI in Tokyo (sponsored by Google, among
> > others).
So newspaper sales tell us that the Bengali script is still the *usual*
script for the language. Is that a different question to
what the 'customary' script is?
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