zh-****-** tags

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Mar 18 12:56:30 CET 2005

This is an example of the lack of consensus.

At 08:38 +0100 2005-03-18, Frank Ellermann wrote:
>Michael Everson wrote:
>  [2 * (CN / HK / MO / SG / TW)]
>  > In other words, shall these be approved?
>I tried to find something about this issue on the page
>but apparently there's nothing.  You have an expert for
>SG on this list, maybe he can answer it.
>HK and MO belong to CN, it makes no sense to abuse these
>region codes in 3066 tags.  If there really is something
>like zh-Hant-MO or zh-Hans-HK, then why not use a proper
>name for it, which is not _apparently_ restricted to MO
>or HK ?  Are these tag requests serious, or an obscure
>political manoeuvre ?  It's also not the same style as
>in en-GB-oed etc., why zh-hanZ-XY instead of zh-XY-hanZ ?
>BTW, the IANA registry still shows 2003-07-09 as the date
>of its last update.  IIRC you did approve new tags this
>year (2005).  I asked for an update of i-klingon, that's
>also not yet visible in the IANA directory.
>                         Bye, Frank

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