Language for taxonomic names, redux

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Mar 1 22:09:46 CET 2017

On 1 Mar 2017, at 15:56, Yury Tarasievich <yury.tarasievich at> wrote:
> On 01/03/17 18:24, Doug Ewell wrote:
> ...
>> I don't understand what this discussion is about. Subtag values are data items, and are constrained by BCP 47 to Basic Latin (i.e. ASCII) letters and digits.
> About having the tag name (*if* approved) in the form "-taxon", and not in "-linn*", the first being more comprehensible and easier to remember.

I do not think it is either more comprehensible or easier to remember. This subtag could very well be used by a great many people, since these names are very common. It’s not like 18th-century French orthography. 


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