Web Form: Subj: Jawi letters
debbie at ictmarketing.co.uk
Fri Jul 23 13:09:13 CEST 2004
Doug Ewell said:
>For many information-technology purposes, subtags are more useful than
assigning a discrete code to every language and dialect.
But if you can have a system that facilitates both...???
From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no
[mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
Sent: 23 July 2004 08:54
To: ietf-languages at alvestrand.no
Subject: Re: Web Form: Subj: Jawi letters
Dafydd Dalby <Speechways at aol dot com> wrote:
> Each spoken, written and signed form of language in the world deserves
> an umabiguous code, clearly defined in relation to all adjacent
> langtags, and avoiding the problems of sub-tagging.
Which problems? For many information-technology purposes, subtags are more
useful than assigning a discrete code to every language and dialect.
If I am tagging Chinese content on the Internet, it is almost certainly more
useful to use a tag like 'zh-CN' or 'zh-TW' or 'zh-Hans' or 'zh-Hant', which
can at least match 'zh' as a fallback, rather than a tagging system which
treats these variations as if they were as different as 'zh' and 'en' and
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