Registration of el-Latn language tag

Tex Texin tex at
Wed Sep 28 07:40:14 CEST 2005

Thanks John. That's a broad range.

Although Greek is likely a narrower range than
transliterations/transcriptions from other languages to Latin.
(I think.)

I guess it is no worse than en representing perhaps Ye Olde English.

Is there a most likely, or most expected scenario if one requests or
receives el-Latn?
If I wanted to select a spell checker or othography, what would I look for?


"John.Cowan" wrote:
> Tex Texin scripsit:
> > As we add script subtags to languages, does it generally mean a
> > transliteration as opposed to transcription?
> In this case, I'd say it means the full spectrum of romanized Greek, from
> mediaeval western Greek natively written in the Latin alphabet, to the
> various shape-based and sound-based transliterations of today, to Haralambous's
> full Latin-alphabet orthography for Greek (which no longer represents the
> various historical distinctions:  an i is an i, for example).
> --
> John Cowan  jcowan at
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