I approve the registration of mn-Mong (Mongolian in Mongolian script)

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Feb 17 14:02:17 CET 2005


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):

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)
http://www.language-museum.com/m/mongolian-halh-cyrillic.htm (Cyrillic script)
(Mongolian script)

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