I approve the registration of zh-cmn (Mandarin Chinese)

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Jul 6 09:40:38 CEST 2005

Name of requester          : Karen Broome

E-mail address of requester: karen_broome at spe.sony.com

Tag to be registered       : zh-cmn

English name of language   : Mandarin Chinese

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Putonghua or Guoyu

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

Li, Charles N., and Sandra A. Thompson. 1981. Mandarin Chinese: A 
Functional Reference Grammar. Berkeley: University of California 

Wang, Fred Fangyu. 1967. Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: 
Chinese-English. Seton Hall: Seton Hall University Press.

Fenn, Henry Courtenay. 1967. Speak Mandarin: A Beginning Text in 
Spoken Chinese. 3 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Dow, Francis D. M. 1972. An Outline of Mandarin Phonetics. 2 vols. 
Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Any other relevant information:

It is understood that the "guoyu" dialect tag will be deprecated. 
This is a formal application for use of the replacement tag "cmn". 
This is intended to describe the same Mandarin Chinese dialect that 
was previously described with the "-guoyu" extension.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com

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