Language and script encoding standards

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Mon Jul 24 05:11:17 CEST 2006

One of the things we've run into is that romanization (and in general,
transliteration schemes and other big orthographic variations, like
polytonic) tend to cut across countries instead of be within them. In
retrospect, it's too bad that we didn't allow for both script plus
orthographic variants in second position, since it would have worked better
with fallback. Ah well, hindsight is 20:20....


On 7/23/06, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:
> Andrew Cunningham scripsit:
> > In one of the projects I'm currently working on, I'd see the need to
> > be able to use subtags to indicate the romanization schema that is
> > being used to transcribe the langauge in question.
> Well, propose some variant subtags for the various relevant schemes,
> then, and we'll have some Real World proposals to get our teeth into.
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