ISO 15924 Script Codes

Description

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) codes for the representation of names of scripts (writing systems, “a set of graphic characters used for the written form of one or more languages”).

Usage

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data("ISO_15924")

Format

ISO_15924 is a data frame with variables

Alpha_4

a character vector with the 4-letter (alpha-4) ISO 15924 script codes.

Numeric

a character vector with numeric script codes providing some measure of mnemonicity.

Name

a character vector with the (English) script names.

PVA

a character vector with the Property Value Alias defined by Unicode (ISO 10646) (if available).

Date

a Date object with the date the script was registered.

Details

The following number ranges are used for the numeric codes:

000-099 Hieroglyphic and cuneiform scripts
100-199 Right-to-left alphabetic scripts
200-299 Left-to-right alphabetic scripts
300-399 Alphasyllabic scripts
400-499 Syllabic scripts
500-599 Ideographic scripts
600-699 Undeciphered scripts
700-899 (unassigned)
900-999 Private use, aliases, special codes

Source

http://www.unicode.org/iso15924/

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_15924