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On 21/02/2023 18:44, Cristian Secară wrote:

I forgot this: what is the point in keeping something aesthetically pleasing, but restricted to 'Western' Latin languages only ?

Depending upon how one counts, between half and two thirds of the languages in current use, that have been reduced to a writing system, use the Latin Writing System. Rephrasing, roughly 1500 languages spoken today, use the Latin writing system.

Number two would be Cyrillic, which covers between 10% and 25% of the languages in current use, that have been reduced to a writing system.

In third place, it is a toss-up between CJKV and Arabic writing system.

In terms of number of speakers of languages that have been reduced to a writing system, the order is:
* Latin writing system;
* Arabic writing system;
* Cyrillic writing system;
* Indus Valley writing systems;


Technically, CJKV is ten different writing systems. For selecting fonts, treating them as the same writing system greatly simplifies the process.

>even then: year 2010 is somewhat more recent than Stone Age

Unicode 6.0 was released in October 2010. It covered 93 writing systems, with just under 100,000 glyphs. Pan-unicode font development is still trying to catch up with that standard.

Unicode 15.0 was released in September 2022. It covers 161 writing systems, with just shy of 150,000 glyphs.


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