script

Last updated 8 months ago

Provides the set of ISO 15924 language scripts. The return value can be iterated as a list, or you can find a specific language by either its four-character code (alpha4), three-character numeric code (numeric3), local name, or English name.

For example:

local script = require("cp.i18n.script")
print(script[1]) -- table for "Adlam" script
print(script.Hani) -- table for "Han" script (matches `alpha4`)
print(script["500"]) -- same table for "Han" (matches `numeric3`)
print(script["Han (Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja)"]) -- same table for "Han" (matches `name`)
print(script.Han) -- same table for "Han" (matches `pva`).

This will return a table containing the following:

  • alpha4 - The 4-character script code (eg. "Hani", "Arab").

  • date - The YYYY-MM-DD date the script was added.

  • name - The name in English (eg. "Arabic", "Afaka").

  • numeric3 - The 3-character language code (eg. "500", "050").

  • pva - The Property Value Alias. Not available on all scripts.

Note: This data was adapted from wooorm's code under an MIT license.

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