John Cowan cowan at
Sun Sep 7 19:04:17 CEST 2008

Michael Everson scripsit:

> Insofar as we make no recommendation as to whether fi-fonipa or fi- 
> fonupa or fi-Latn-fonipa or fi-Latn-fonupa is used, I find no  
> precedent to make a recommendation for such a distinction for either  
> pinyin or wadegile.

If you believe that precedent is controlling, you should approve
the form with "Prefix: zh".  That permits the use of the 'Latn'
subtag, but remains silent about whether its use is recommended.

("Does not recommend" is annoyingly ambiguous in English between
silence and the opposite recommendation.)

John Cowan  cowan at
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philologists, psychologists, biologists and neurologists, along with
whatever blood can be got out of grammarians. - Russ Rymer

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