Tagging transliterations from a specific script
petercon at microsoft.com
Fri Mar 18 01:01:04 CET 2011
From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
> Given that, I don't see what is so broken about the subtag 'alalc97'.
Quoting from his original message that started this thread:
"the ALA-LC system is defined for Arabic scripts and for Cyrillic scripts, but the systems lead to very different representations"
If ALA-LC defines multiple, distinct conventions, then it does not make sense to have one ambiguous tag to refer to those distinct conventions: it simply sets us up to face the very problem we are now dealing with.
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