LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R4): pinyin
everson at evertype.com
Tue Sep 23 12:04:20 CEST 2008
On 23 Sep 2008, at 10:44, Tracey, Niall wrote:
> OK, so if it's not -tarask it's going to be (close to) one of the
> academy's forms, but you're spinning this one rather heavily. Mark
> wants a closed set of very closely related variants to be explicitly
> marked as a family.
And 1959acad will do that. And I am proposing a registration form will
specify that it covers (at least) 1933, 1959, 1985 revisions. Once
again, I have rejected a purely institutional name here. Please recall
that Yury said:
>> The academic norm is referenced as *the* "literary norm [with no
>> further qualification] which is conforming to the ruleset
>> introduced in 1959". That's what the "simple people" learn.
> Now I ask you -- if we go to the point of classifying to a
> particular edition of the rule book, what do we do if someone breaks
> the rules? How many spelling mistakes do we have to make to not be
> using that language/variant?
It's not rule-breaking, but rule-setting, that is at question here. In
any case I hope very much that the compromise will prove satisfactory.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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