LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R3): pinyin
markrcrispin at live.com
Thu Sep 4 18:19:29 CEST 2008
Perhaps a better way to look at this is that Wade-Giles and Hanyu Pinyin are scripts that just happen to use the same glyphs as Latin?
I always thought that some of the distinctions between "script" and mere "diacriticals" were rather arbitrary.
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From: petercon at microsoft.com
To: everson at evertype.com; ietf-languages at iana.org
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 08:58:52 -0700
Subject: RE: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R3): pinyin
That “wadegile” and “pinyin” imply Latin script, hence “Latn” is
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Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:43 AM
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Subject: Re: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R3): pinyin
On 4 Sep 2008, at 01:21, Peter Constable wrote:
As you say, he may reject something based on a single *compelling*
opinion, and that may happen to be his own; but IMO he must use that veto
ability very carefully so as to avoid conflict of interest: if indeed he alone
voices an objecting opinion against several others on the list, it would need
to be compelling indeed! The issue he raises in this case is, IMO, far from compelling.
The issue? Peter, please be clear when you write. Which
issue? "The issue" I raised is that "pinyin" and
"wadegile" are by default Latin because there are no other
possiblities of interpretation. Is that "the issue" to which you
refer? Because I don't believe you have demonstrated that what I have said is
incorrect. Nor have you demonstrated how your position (that "Latn"
must be included) is "compelling".
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