I approve the registration of zh-Hans-CN (PRC Mainland Chinese in
everson at evertype.com
Wed Apr 13 17:33:26 CEST 2005
LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM
Name of requester : Mark Davis
E-mail address of requester: mark.davis at us.ibm.com
Tag to be registered : zh-Hans-CN
English name of language : PRC Mainland Chinese in simplified script
Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): zhong wen (jian ti
zi, zhong guo)
Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
RFC 3066 currently provides for the language tag zh-CN, to mark any
distinctions in the Chinese used in China.
However, Chinese is customarily written in multiple scripts,
Traditional (Hant) and Simplified (Hans). It is often required, when
matching languages, to select a subset of documents written in a
particular script. When looking up language resources, this is even
more important, so that text in different scripts is not mixed. For
that reason, it is important to be able to distinguish the two
scripts used in writing zh-CN: zh-Hant-CN vs zh-Hans-CN.
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
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
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