> Re African scripts, Ethiopic/Ge'ez is there, and Tifinagh and N'ko are in
> the "pipeline."
Lots of encouraging info in your comments, Don - thanks.
But note carefully that in terms of standards and implementation, "in the
pipeline" is equivalent to "not there" rather than to "almost there."
Given the need to have normalization rules as well as character codings,
etc., no one will base work that needs to last long-term on anticipation
of a standard.
The IDNA standard is currently frozen at Unicode 3.2; getting migration to
4.x is going to be quite difficult and problematic, especially if UTC
continues to incompatibly "fix" prior codings.
> At this point I think it is important to encourage more African involvement
> in use of Unicode to enhance its options/potential for participation in
> internationalization (and localization), and also to identify where in
> Unicode there may be needs for improvement for its needs.
Definitely. Without African leadership driving the development and
implementation, it won't happen.