LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM: pinyin
doug at ewellic.org
Thu Jul 31 15:20:06 CEST 2008
Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:
> I'm inclined to think it a mistake for "fonipa" not to require "Latn".
> The semantic principle we use in combining subtags is that subtags
> added on the end add specificity / narrow the extension for the
> overall semantic. Just as "Resian" qualifies "Slovenian", so also
> "IPA" qualifies "Latin"; and comparably just as we would *not*
> consider proposing that "rozaj" could be used without the "sl" prefix,
> so also it seems entirely reasonable to me that "fonipa" could/should
> be used with "Latn". Similarly, my initial reaction to the proposal is
> that having "zh-Latn" as the prefix in each case is fine.
We don't currently require "en-US-boont" or "en-GB-scotland".
This is not a huge problem for me, just something I found a bit
inconsistent, and perhaps contrary to what users might actually use, and
to what some people have said about preferring the shortest tag.
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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