Rick McGowan writes:
> Well, the tags don't force one to tag an entire document with the
> same tag. They just provide a space. It's up to the document
> format to decide whether to tag a whole document or tag by
> language/orthography runs.
That isn't the point I'm trying to raise.
My point is that for some languages there is no single orthography
that can ever be nailed down. It may depend on the individual
author. Outside of a constrained register corpus you these tags would
be less useful.
This shouldn't be taken as an argument against their use, just to say
that they are not necessarily any more useful than the ISO-639 tags in
-- Tom Emerson Basis Technology Corp. Zenkaku Language Hacker http://www.basistech.com "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"
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