The format of TD has been the same since its inception. I don’t really like showing every thread and relegating the subforums to the side. Every other forum I’ve ever been part of has used the traditional layout wherein the user has to select the subforum they want to read.
If the forum does expand to include sections for other writing systems, or typography, or whatever may happen, I think a layout change would be inevitable to navigate the threads. If anyone has any insights, I’d love to hear it.
Specifically when it comes to writing systems, if you have a separate forum for each one you'd essentially be creating ghettos... And what about multi-script issues? Noting here that virtually every non-Latin design has a Latin component too...
Yes, at least that. In fact I would make that the default, and let people switch to a subforum view if they prefer. That way at least they're kept aware of the broader world.