Language tag registration request for transliterated Hebrew he-Latn

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Thu Jan 1 19:34:54 CET 2009

Hi -

> From: "Peter S Abrahams" <peter.abrahams at>
> To: <everson at>
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 3:43 AM
> Subject: Language tag registration request for transliterated Hebrew he-Latn
>     Name of requester          : Peter Abrahams
>     E-mail address of requester: peter.abrahams at
>     Tag to be registered       : he-Latn
>     English name of language   : Hebrew transliterated into Latin text
>     Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Ivrit b'otiot  
> latinit
>     Reference to published description of the language (book or  
> article): Romanization of Hebrew Wikipedia 
>   and Summary of ANSI Z39.25-1975 standard: transliteration of Hebrew
>     Any other relevant information: I have chosen he-Latn as it is in  
> line with other transliterations such as az-Latn.

No registration is needed for he-Latn.  This is already permitted by the
"generative" use of subtags.  However, if you have a need to tag material
as being specifically in the Z39.25-1975 transliteration (in contrast to
other possible -Latn schemes) then it would make sense to request a
variant subtag for that purpose, e.g., he-Latn-z3925.

NB to rest of the list: let's not presume that the requester needs to
make such a distinction - let him make the determination himself, and
apply for the variant subtag if he has a need to make that distinction.


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