zh-CN etc

Misha.Wolf at thomsonreuters.com Misha.Wolf at thomsonreuters.com
Thu Jun 13 15:55:45 CEST 2013

Hi folks,

I manage various in-house taxonomies and would appreciate your advice.  For each “object” we have our own numeric PermID plus (optionally) one or more Identifiers of Identifier Types suited to the Object Type.  For languages, we have an Identifier Type “BCP47”.  In the case of Simplified Chinese, the corresponding Identifier contains the value “zh-Hans”.  We’ve been approached by a group which wants us to associate the value “zh-CN” with Simplified Chinese.  We’ve refused to do this using the Identifier Type “BCP47” but have offered to create another Identifier Type to hold this value and similar values which may, from time to time, be needed.  I don’t know what to call this Identifier Type.  I’ve considered both “ISO639-1” and “RFC1766”.  Your advice would be appreciated.



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