Hmong orthographies

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Dec 30 18:38:19 CET 2016

Martin J. Dürst wrote:

> If in general, people (e.g. for searches) care mostly about whether
> something is written in Latin or Pahawh Hmong, and the variant is only
> icing on the cake, then using tags like mww-Hmng-pahawh2 is advisable,
> because such documents will be found with searches for mww-Hmng. If on
> the other hand, the variants are what counts (e.g. if there are people
> who can read one of the variants but would be baffled by another) then
> the script can be easily left out.

If the Prefix for 'pahawh2' in the Registry is "mww", users can write
either "mww-pahawh2" or "mww-Hmng-pahawh2" with equal conformity to BCP
If the Prefix is "mww-Hmng", then using "mww" alone before the variant
(i.e. "mww-pahawh2") would be regarded as valid, but less appropriate or

Prefix values should be as restrictive as necessary to encourage good
usage, _and no more so_.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US |

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