I approve the registration of zh-Han?-CN (PRC China Chinese in * script)

Misha Wolf Misha.Wolf at reuters.com
Thu Apr 14 17:35:25 CEST 2005

I was thinking that "Mainland China" is unambiguous but that "Mainland 
Chinese" might not be, as in this case it is not 100% clear that this 
"Mainland" is the Chinese mainland as opposed to, say, the "Mainland" 
referred to in College of the Mainland:

An alternative to:

   PRC Mainland Chinese in simplified script

might be:

   Mainland China Chinese in simplified script

though that does look a bit odd.


-----Original Message-----
From: mrc at ndcms.cac.washington.edu [mailto:mrc at ndcms.cac.washington.edu]
On Behalf Of Mark Crispin
Sent: 13 April 2005 18:01
To: Misha Wolf
Cc: IETF Languages Discussion
Subject: RE: I approve the registration of zh-Han?-CN (PRC China Chinese
in * script)

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005, Misha Wolf wrote:
>> That seems fine to me too, although I don't fully understand why
>> "PRC" is needed at all.
> I guess the only quasi-justification is the vagueness of the term
> "Mainland".

That's true, but it's the politically neutral term that the authorities
Peking/Beijing and Taipei/Taibei have both agreed upon.

-- Mark --

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