Language for taxonomic names, redux

JF Blanc jfb at jfblanc.eu
Tue Feb 21 16:33:43 CET 2017


Of course this is not plain Latin, but it is using the rules of Latin
language. So a subtag of la could be a quick and easy solution. la-taxo?

Regards,

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Jean-Fran├žois BLANC
69009 LYON
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2017-02-21 11:49 GMT+01:00 Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>:

> Some 14 years(!) ago, I raised the issue of a language code for marking up
> the taxonomic names of living things:
>
> http://www.alvestrand.no/pipermail/ietf-languages/2003-
> February/000574.html
>
> But that came to nothing. I blogged about the same issue, in 2008:
>
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/marking-up-the-scientific-
> names-of-living-things/
>
> when Gregor Hagedorn made a similar proposal:
>
> http://mailman.nhm.ku.edu/pipermail/taxacom/2008-June/027271.html
>
> 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.
>
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> Andy Mabbett
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> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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