Mark Davis mark.davis at
Fri Aug 1 01:09:18 CEST 2008

Ok, good. I'll continue with that then.

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 12:51 PM, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Phillips, Addison scripsit:
> > Note: we can have both Prefixes. Variants are allowed to have multiples.
> >
> > I think requiring the use of the 'Latn' subtag goes against the spirit
> > of one of the language tagging maxims, which is: only use a subtag if
> > it adds information. In fact, I think that the 'Latn' subtag adds no
> > information to 'pinyin' or, for that matter, 'fonipa'. We shouldn't
> > try to use the registry to enforce the exact tag for every situation.
> Fortunately, prefixes for variant tags are a SHOULD, not a MUST, so
> there is no requirement/enforcement here.  On that understanding, and
> for the sake of useful documentation, I'm currently okay with zh-Latn.
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