backpeddling on suggestion

Peter Constable petercon at
Sun Aug 15 01:13:16 CEST 2004

> From: Addison Phillips [wM] [mailto:aphillips at]

> Luckily, extlang in the current draft references nothing and cannot be
used currently.

OK; that avoids the serious problem with zh-min(-nan).

> I think that macro languages will be a bit confusing, since they
complicate the
> language tag choices (is it supposed to be 'zh-min-nan', 'zh-nan', or
'nan' or what???).

Not necessarily; depends on how we spec a revision that incorporates ISO
639-3. Note that all the macrolanguages will have normative mappings in
ISO 639-3.

Peter Constable
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division

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