LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R4): pinyin
niall.tracey at logica.com
Tue Sep 23 18:28:12 CEST 2008
From: Yury Tarasievich
Sent: 23 September 2008 12:15
> The sources cited by me all refer to the *same* specific
> literary norm, which was actually decreed on May 11, 1957
> (!) as "changes and corrections" to the previous norm,
This undermines Michael's assertion that it is suitable for describing text conforming to the 1933 standard.
> Only when (if) the changes decreed in 2008 become officially
> part of the literary norm, then there will be possibly the
> need of the 2010acad tag, and of referring to the "2010 norm" etc.
> I wonder how this is so confusing. All these troubles with the
> supposedly "unacceptional" nature of the 1959 part of the tag
> seem to be somewhat imaginary. As seen by me, of course.
This isn't confusion, it's a disagreement.
You think it's OK to need a new variant tag in two years' time -- we think that's a bad idea. We want to have (at most) a different *sub*tag in two years' time.
But as I said before, this isn't an issue if we can assume that "be" can be taken to mean the standard orthography. Is that a safe assumption?
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