Wikipedia tagging

Markus Scherer at
Mon Jul 29 01:03:44 CEST 2013

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Peter Constable <petercon at>wrote:

>  Can anyone explain why it is that Wikipedia is tagging Simplified
> Chinese content as simply “zh”? ****
> **[...]**
> That’s not good practice and will lead to users encountering buggy
> behaviour (e.g., content being displayed using the wrong fonts).

I think it is very common that developers assume that "zh" defaults to
"zh-Hans-CN", just like they assume that "en" defaults to "en-Latn-US",
"de" to "de-Latn-DE", etc.

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