Subtag for indicating "marked" text?
everson at evertype.com
Wed Jul 6 19:02:00 CEST 2016
I think I would prefer language-specific tags such as those we have for Greek. Hebrew with cantillation marks is a different thing from Hebrew with vowel pointings, for instance.
> On 6 Jul 2016, at 13:56, Sascha Brawer <sascha at brawer.ch> wrote:
> LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM
> 1. Name of requester: Sascha Brawer
> 2. E-mail address of requester: sascha at brawer.ch
> 3. Record Requested:
> Type: variant
> Subtag: marked
> Description: Used to designate text with markers for tones, gemination, vowel length,
> vowel quality, etc. in languages where such marks are not part of the regular spelling
> 4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
> The presence of this subtag indicates that text has been marked with tones,
> vowel length, vowel quality, etc. in languages where such marks are not part
> of the regular spelling. Examples include: Arabic Tashkil and Hebrew Niqqud
> diacritics to indicate short vowels; Hebrew cantillation marks; tone diacritics in
> Cherokee and Lingala; or gemination marks in Ethiopic languages.
> Such markers are not written in regular text, but can be seen in children’s
> books, dictionaries, language learning material, or specialized language corpora
> where preserving the pronunciation is important.
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