Subtag for indicating "marked" text?
addison at lab126.com
Wed Jul 6 19:46:09 CEST 2016
I agree. The general purpose subtag doesn’t have a well-defined meaning and will have a different meaning depending on the language in question. If there is a need to distinguish different kinds of marked/unmarked text, it makes more sense to me to (try to) introduce specific subtags, particularly since some languages have greater diversity than just "present" vs. "not present".
Also, there exist cases where "marked" might apply to a different subtag. Consider zh-Latn-pinyin-marked
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> Subject: Re: Subtag for indicating "marked" text?
> 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.
> Michael Everson
> > 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
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