Absence of Runic

Asked by JL


I'm impressed of the quantity of languages listed in:


As a Scandinavian I felt the absence of Runic.

According to Wikipedia there are three main categories of which are dated between 2nd - 12th centuries AD [CE].
"The three categories:
* Elder Futhark (dating to between the 2nd and 8th centuries AD)
* Anglo-Frisian Futhorc (dating to between the 5th to 11th centuries)
* Younger Futhark (dating to between the 8th to 12th centuries)."

Can it at least contain the main category, "Runic" in the relevant templates: iso-639-3, iso-3166, iso-3166-2, iso-4217?
As it does in the template: iso-15924.

Wikipeadia states further:
"...runic letter Unicode characters was adopted for ISO/IEC 14651 in 2001."

Thanks for your arduous work!

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said (last edit ):

Maybe I am misinterpreting your request or I am wrong with my conclusions. If that is the case, please correct me.

As far as I understand, runic is a script (an alphabet) and not a distinct language.
So it does not fit into the list of languages in ISO 639-1 or 639-2 or 639-3
Nor does it fit in ISO 3166 (list of countries), and ISO 4217 (currency codes)

ISO 15924 is the list of scripts, and that is where runic belongs and where it already is.

And, by the way, adding new entries to one of the ISO lists is managed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and not by Ubuntu or Launchpad.

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JL (jl2414) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.