Peter Constable petercon at
Thu Feb 3 22:50:36 CET 2005


Name of requester          : Peter Constable
E-mail address of requester: <petercon at>
Tag to be registered       : mn-Cyrl

English name of language   : Mongolian in Cyrillic script
Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): mongol

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

RFC 3066 currently provides for the tags mn for Mongolian, mn-MN for 
Mongolian as used in Mongolia, and mn-CN for Mongolian as used in 
China. Mongolian is written in multiple scripts, however.

Mongolian has been written since the 12th century CE in the Mongolian 
script, but has at times also been written in Arabic, Chinese and 
Phags-pa scripts, and most recently also Cyrillic script. Since 1941, 
Cyrillic script has been the primary script used in the country of 
Mongolia, while Mongolian script is the primary script used in China.

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.

Thus, it is important to be able to distinguish between scripts used
in writing mn: mn-Cyrl vs. mn-Mong, etc.

References: (Cyrillic script) (Cyrillic
(Mongolian script)

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