I approve the registration of zh-Hans (Chinese, in simplified script)

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu May 29 22:33:43 CEST 2003


Name of requester          : Mark Davis
E-mail address of requester: mark.davis at jtcvs.com
Tag to be registered       : zh-Hans

English name of language   : simplified Chinese

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): zhong wen (jian ti zi)

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

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

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

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