FW: LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORMS
mark.davis at jtcsv.com
Thu May 1 14:48:25 CEST 2003
That is different from what I have heard. Vladimir Weinstein, who
works here, is Serbian, and says that Serbian is written in both
Cyrillic and Latin script.
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From: "Addison Phillips [wM]" <aphillips at webmethods.com>
To: "Martin Duerst" <duerst at w3.org>; "John Cowan"
<cowan at mercury.ccil.org>; "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
Cc: <ietf-languages at iana.org>
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Subject: RE: FW: LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORMS
> > It would be my understanding that Serbian is overwhelmingly
> > written in Cyrillic, but that there is no overwhelming script
> > for the other languages. But I might be wrong, having numbers
> > would definitely be good.
> Okay, that's the received wisdom I think most of us had, but just to
> sure... It turns out that we have a fair collection of Serbs and
> at webMethods (alas, no Bosnians, Herzegovinians, or Montenegrins to
> which is where I suspect any script crossover would exist). Their
> for what it matters, confirms the received wisdom and is that:
> a) Croat is written in Latin and Serbian is written in Cyrillic.
> language is ever or rarely ever written in the other script any
> part as a reaction to...
> b) Serbo-Croatian was an artificial merger that was written in both
> forceably maintained by the Communist regime. The two languages are
> same and are rapidly returning to their historical roots and hence
> writing traditions of both.
> I suspect that the reason separate tags were proposed is that
> their infinite wisdom, has instantiated both "Serbian-Latin" and
> "Serbian-Cyrillic" as language options in .NET and IE, although both
> are resolved in Accept-Language to "sh". It might be most useful if
> from Microsoft could be contacted or de-lurk and explain why they
> make the distinction. That data would help with this process.
> seems that Michael is correct that Serbian is really a Cyrillic
> language by default (at least if you ask a Serb or Croat).
> And I guess I have a question here: there are *nine* proposals on
> Have some of these "passed over the bar"? If so, which ones and why?
> none, why not?
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