We have both a tag and a tag.

The description of reads

Questions about (learning) scripts or writing systems, i.e. the visual representation of verbal communication. This includes alphabets, abjads, abugidas, logographic systems, etc.

The description of reads

A writing system is a set of symbols used to represent a language in writing. A writing system can be representative of various sounds (cenemic), of various meanings (pleremic), or both.

currently has three questions; has 15 questions. In spite of the different definitions, I think they can be merged, or can be made a synonym of . Since "script" can also have other meanings, such as manuscript or screenplay, I'd rather make "script" a synonym for "writing system" than the other way around.

What do others think?

Update 08.09.2017: is now a synonym of .

  • I don't have the reputation in the [writing-system] tag to make it a tag synonym, so I've pinged the moderators in chat.
    – fi12
    Sep 8, 2017 at 10:47
  • @fi12 I have suggested a synonym now, and people can vote for it.
    – Tsundoku Mod
    Sep 8, 2017 at 12:03
  • Great. I don't have the rep in that tag to vote for it, so I think we'll have to wait for other users.
    – fi12
    Sep 8, 2017 at 12:48
  • I believe the privilege to vote for tag synonyms doesn't come from total reputation. Instead, you can vote for tag synonyms in a specific tag if you have a total answer score of 5 or more in that tag, regardless of total reputation.
    – fi12
    Sep 8, 2017 at 12:52
  • I assume you have posted many upvoted answers on questions with the writing-system tag.
    – fi12
    Sep 8, 2017 at 12:54
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    @fi12 I am listed as "top answerer" for both 'writing-system' and 'script'. Thay may be the explanation.
    – Tsundoku Mod
    Sep 8, 2017 at 13:37
  • @AnthonyPham I am not aware of the concept of subtags; there was a rejected feature request for it on Meta SE. If script is intended (informally) as a subtag, this should be much clearer from the definitions. I still see them as synonyms, though.
    – Tsundoku Mod
    Sep 8, 2017 at 14:03
  • @ChristopheStrobbe Well, let me rephrase my comment (my grace period disappeared): as script seems to be a sub-tag of writing systems but sub-tags are not allowed, script should then be a synonym of writing-systems Sep 8, 2017 at 14:05
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    @AnthonyPham The synonym has been created.
    – Hatchet
    Sep 8, 2017 at 14:23

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There is no difference in meaning, and after looking at the questions using these tags, should be made a synonym of .

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