Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Thu Sep 25 20:00:48 CEST 2008

Hi -

> From: "CE Whitehead" <cewcathar at>
> To: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:46 AM
> Subject: RE: Pinyin
> Regarding Niall Tracey's concern, I think that if the various orthographies
> use an almost identical character set,

uh, -Latn- ?

> it is o.k. to group them together and then provide additional variant subtags
> for those who seek further differentiation.

What application or use case is fostered by doing this?

> (I've noted that we do not even bother to differentiate the various European
> orthographies used for French, Spanish, English;

Probably because there is no earthly use case for doing so.

>  I think it will be nice to have subtags for the related Romanizations of the
> different languages.

Who *needs* this?  What application of language tags would not work
without it?


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