Re: (iso639.184) Plane 14 redux (was: Same language, two locales)

From: Thomas Chan (
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 23:34:07 EDT

On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, John Cowan wrote:

> "Christopher J. Fynn" wrote:
> > In short I favour inclusion of codes for written languages in the Ethnolouge
> > list which are currently missing in ISO 639 (and the requirement for a certain
> > number of publications does not seem too onerous) - but do not favour the
> > adoption of all the languages in the Ethnolouge list wholesale
> > at this time as many of these appear to be only spoken languages or distinct
> > dialects.
> RFC 1766 already registers several languages, notably the zh-* family, that
> do not have distinct written forms.

Actually, the zh-* do have distinct written forms, especially zh-yue, from
zh-guoyu or the ambiguous zh.

Thomas Chan

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