John Cowan cowan at
Thu Jul 31 17:38:20 CEST 2008

Peter Constable scripsit:

> Actually, I'm going to take a stronger position: I very much feel the
> prefix should include "Latn". If I'm parsing a tag like "zh-pinyin", I
> don't know anything about the written form unless I have incorporated
> new knowledge from the registry. But I'm likely to have built in
> knowledge of all the script tags, so if I encounter "zh-Latn-pinyin"
> then I know a fair bit about the written form.

Just so you're prepared to deal with zh-pinyin when you do get it,
because it is a valid tag.

Values of beeta will give rise to dom!          John Cowan
(5th/6th edition 'mv' said this if you tried
to rename '.' or '..' entries; see              cowan at

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