LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R3): pinyin
cowan at ccil.org
Tue Sep 9 04:37:55 CEST 2008
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> The question of whether to assign "zh" or "zh-Latn" as the Prefix for
> 'pinyin' has NOTHING to do with generic variants. Where did that come
> from? Nobody has seriously proposed making 'pinyin' a generic variant
> like 'fonipa'. At most they have suggested that a small set of
> languages be added as multiple Prefix fields.
On the contrary, that is exactly what Michael has proposed: making the
subtag 'pinyin' mean 'any romanization called pin1yin1 in Chinese, except
for wei1tuo3ma3 pin1yin1, otherwise known as Wade-Giles romanization.
I think this proposal is totally wrong-headed, to be sure.
Only do what only you can do. John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>
--Edsger W. Dijkstra's advice
to a student in search of a thesis
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