Language tags that denote writing systems
Mon, 9 Dec 2002 09:21:14 -0600

On 12/09/2002 05:45:35 AM "Jon Hanna" wrote:

>Unless we can formalise a mechanism whereby one can programmatically go
>yi-latn to yi on audio then such codes may do more harm than good.

Please elaborate on what kinds of scenario you envisage needing to derive
"yi" from "yi-Latn". It certainly wouldn't make sense to tag audio content
as "yi-Latn".

>There is perhaps a similar need to be able to go from yi-latn to latn for
>systems that need not know the language, but do need to know the script.

Can you think of situations in which a system needs to know the script but
not the language?

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
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