Broome, Karen Karen_Broome at spe.sony.com
Wed Aug 27 02:19:28 CEST 2008

This is what Mark's updated form already says.


From: Andrew Cunningham [lang.support at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:16 PM
To: Broome, Karen
Cc: ietflang IETF Languages Discussion
Subject: Re: wadegile and pinyin LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORMs

I'd prefer the description to read

"Hanyu Pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese." to make it clearly distinct that it refers to Hanyu Pinyin and not Tongyong Pinyin.

2008/8/27 Broome, Karen <Karen_Broome at spe.sony.com<mailto:Karen_Broome at spe.sony.com>>
Right now, this is the only text planned for entry in the registry:

Type: variant
Subtag: pinyin
Description: Pinyin romanization of Chinese
Prefix: zh-Latn

If this is approved with "zh",  could we amend the description to "Pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese." I don't think we can expect users to read the registration forms and they might be misled by this description and prefix.


Karen Broome

From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no<mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no> [ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no<mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no>] On Behalf Of Michael Everson [everson at evertype.com<mailto:everson at evertype.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:31 AM
To: ietflang IETF Languages Discussion
Subject: Re: wadegile and pinyin LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORMs

On 26 Aug 2008, at 13:56, Doug Ewell wrote:

Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

I have nothing against "wadegile" and approve it herewith.

I approve "pinyin" too.

Is that to say you approve them with a Prefix value of "zh-Latn", as shown on Mark's "R2" registration forms?

Erm, no. Both Wade Giles and Hanyu Pinyin imply Latin inherently, in my opinion. zh-wadegile and zh-pinyin cannot mean zh-Cyrl-wadegile or zh-Grek-pinyin.

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