Language for taxonomic names, redux

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Feb 22 22:49:26 CET 2017

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:35 PM, Michael Everson <everson at>

If the requirement were tagging in order to provide support for text to
> speech, then “accent” would be a relevant factor vis à vis the locale
> subtags. la-DE-linnaeus would probably give a different result from
> la-US-linnaeus.

As far as configuring the TTS engine goes, yes.  But it would be neither
appropriate nor necessary to tag the input text with a country code.

John Cowan        cowan at
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