LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R3): pinyin
everson at evertype.com
Sun Sep 7 18:25:11 CEST 2008
On 4 Sep 2008, at 18:56, John Cowan wrote:
> If you approve these subtags, the tags "zh-pinyin" and "zh-Latn-
> (and so for "wadegile") will both be permitted, and both will have the
> same semantics, though the consequences may be different in the many
> systems that implement naive fallback.
> The issue is what this list (and so IANA) chooses to recommend. Do we
> recommend that "zh-Latn-pinyin" be used rather than "zh-pinyin", or
> do we remain silent on the point? (There is no way to recommend that
> "zh-pinyin" be used rather than "zh-Latn-pinyin", except for the
> "tag wisely and briefly" recommendation.
I think we need to have people *be able* to do the following (as this
is what people have said they want to do):
Now for the latter, we have a registration:
Description: International Phonetic Alphabet
and, evidently, they can do both
already. So, what helps us move forward here?
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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