LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R3): pinyin
randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 4 12:32:00 CEST 2008
>From: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at comhem.se>
>Sent: Sep 4, 2008 5:26 AM
>To: 'ietflang IETF Languages Discussion' <ietf-languages at iana.org>
>Subject: RE: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R3): pinyin
>Michael Everson wrote:
>"The issue" I raised is that "pinyin" and "wadegile" are by
> default Latin because there are no other possiblities of interpretation.
>Which is exactly why the registered "Prefix" should include the
> "Latn" script part, which is not "Suppress-Script" for "zh".
I agree with Kent's assessment that zh-latn is preferable.
Taken with the earlier points made with regard to matching,
I would like to see zh-latn as the only prefix *at* *this* *time*,
recognizing that one with cmn- should be added as soon as
is practical. Though I think we can expect to encounter some
of these without the -latn, I think we should not do anything
to encourage such usage.
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