Wikipedia tagging

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at
Mon Jul 29 12:22:31 CEST 2013

The content of the zh-Wikipedia is stored in one format and is converted to
the other when needed.. The process does round robin but actually
symplified is stored. The fact that only zh is shown is probably something
that has not been really considered. You can create a bug in


On 29 July 2013 01:03, Markus Scherer < at> wrote:

> 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.
> markus
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