(iso639.1937) ISO 639-2/T language code for Simple CHinese

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Tue Apr 18 17:17:21 CEST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Sudhindra Kumar

> Can you please let me know the ISO 639-2/T language code for Simple
> CHinese? 

"Simplified" as opposed to "Traditional Chinese" is not a language distinction but rather a distinction in written form -- orthography. ISO 639 does not make such distinctions. The ISO 639-2/T identifier "zho" is used for both.

To distinguish these, you can use the RFC 3066bis tags "zh-Hans" and "zh-Hant."

Peter Constable

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