Re: ISO 15924: Different Arabic scripts?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Nov 24 2005 - 23:52:52 CST

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    YAO Jiankang <ietf at cdnc dot org> wrote:

    >>> When an HTML document is encoded in UTF-8, we can specify only
    >>> by lang=zh-CN or lang=zh-TW
    >>> whether a program should display it in Simplified or
    >>> Traditional Chinese typeface. Mozilla-based browsers do this.
    >>> A better, more logical way is by
    >>> lang=zh-Hans or lang=zh-Hant
    >>> I'm not sure whether the latest Mozilla browsers already
    >>> support this.
    >> They support both ways.
    > It is better that IANA can register some language code such as "Han"
    > which include both "zh-Hans" and "zh-Hant" characters for benefits
    > of chinese users.

    "zh" by itself means "Chinese, script and region unspecified," which
    appears to be what you want.

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California, USA

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