no linguistic content tag (was RE: Mandarin Chinese,
petercon at microsoft.com
Wed Jun 15 22:09:25 CEST 2005
> From: Addison Phillips [mailto:addison.phillips at quest.com]
> "No linguistic content" as opposed to the empty tag, that is, a
declaration of the
> content not being composed of natural language?
> I'm not sure I like the idea. The empty tag, while not quite the same
> declaration, implies this well-enough.
But doesn't work in an application that requires some value to be
entered in a given field, or if the tags happen to be presented in a UI.
It also doesn't distinguish between "not applicable" and "data not yet
> We already have troublesome codes like MUL
> and UND. A "NOT" code would represent Yet Another Special Code. I like
> tag much more for a situation like this. "Information items" that
> language generally should be separate from non-language bearing items.
> Imagine "not-Latn-DE-1996"..... :-(
Just as I can imagine "und-Latn-DE-1996". One more special code isn't a
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