LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM: mn-Mong
petercon at microsoft.com
Thu Feb 3 22:51:34 CET 2005
LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM
Name of requester : Peter Constable
E-mail address of requester: <petercon at microsoft.com>
Tag to be registered : mn-Mong
English name of language : Mongolian in Mongolian 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-Mong vs. mn-Cyrl, etc.
http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/khk.htm (Cyrillic script)
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