Language for taxonomic names, redux

Andy Mabbett andy at
Tue Feb 21 11:49:16 CET 2017

Some 14 years(!) ago, I raised the issue of a language code for marking up
the taxonomic names of living things:

But that came to nothing. I blogged about the same issue, in 2008:

when Gregor Hagedorn made a similar proposal:

The issue of how to indicate the language of these names, which are not in
Latin, English, or any other regular spoken language, still vexes web
editors and others.

I would welcome suggestions as to how this might finally be resolved.

Andy Mabbett
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