Mark Davis mark.davis at jtcsv.com
Thu May 22 11:11:18 CEST 2003


   Name of requester          :

Mark Davis

   E-mail address of requester:

mark.davis at jtcvs.com

   Tag to be registered       :
   English name of language   :
   Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII):

zh-hans; simplified Chinese; zhong wen (jian ti zi)

   Reference to published description of the language (book or

Chinese is customarily written in two very different script variants,
called simplified and traditional. It is often required, when matching
languages, to select a subset of documents written in a particular
script variant. When looking up language resources, this is even more
important, so that text in different script variants is not mixed.


Ramsey, S. Robert. The Languages of China. Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 1987. Paper. ISBN: 0-691-01468-X

Wang, W. S-Y. Languages and Dialects of China. Journal of Chinese
Linguistics Monograph Series No. 3. Berkeley: Journal of Chinese
Linguistics, 1991

DeFrancis, John. The Chinese Language: Fact And Fantasy. Honolulu:
University of Hawaii Press, 1984. Paper. ISBN: 0-8248-1068-6

Chao, Yuen Ren. A Grammar of Spoken Chinese. Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1968. ISBN: 0-520-00219-9.

Kratochvil, Paul. The Chinese Language Today: features of an emerging
standard. London: Hutchinson, 1968.

Boltz, William G. The Origin and Development of the Chinese Writing
System. Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1994. ISBN: 0-940490-78-1

The structure of these tags follows the pattern used and precedent set
by yi-latn.

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