Language tags that denote writing systems

Martin Duerst
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 02:52:06 +0900

At 16:32 02/12/09 +0000, Jon Hanna wrote:
> > "Can I have a sound file please? zh would be acceptable." is
> > worse nonsense; it's unambigious what yi-Latn would sound like,
> > but what zh would sound like is very ambigious.
>Exactly. Jumping from "yi-Latn" to "yi" isn't reliable without a lot of
>information about each code

Yes. But one should assume that the users usually have this
information (because they actually know the language).

Regards,   Martin.