From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Dec 20 2006 - 19:17:44 CST
I was working from fallible memory: I thought we had registered zh-nan prior to completion of rfc 4646 (when we registered zh-cmn). If we didn't, then that seems to me like a regrettable oversight.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Addison Phillips [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 4:48 PM
> To: Peter Constable
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Question about new locale language tags
> "zh-min-nan" is a grandfathered tag. There is nothing wrong with using
> it. To expect otherwise is unfair.
> I should note that this tag will be deprecated, for the reasons Peter cites.
> Peter Constable wrote:
> > Given that "min" is the ISO 639 ID for a Philippine language, Minangkabau, which is
> quite unrelated to Chinese, "zh-min-nan..." would be a bit of a non-sequitor.
> > This is not the only case in which Wikipedia is doing the wrong thing wrt language
> > Peter Constable
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> >> Of Philippe Verdy
> >> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 11:26 AM
> >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Arne Götje (???)
> >> Cc: Addison Phillips; email@example.com; Andrew Lee
> >> Subject: Re: Question about new locale language tags
> >> From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>>> According to this the following should be approriate:
> >>>> zh-nan-Latn-TW (Minnan using Latin script in Taiwan, aka. POJ)
> >>>> zh-nan-Hant-TW (Minnan using traditional Hanzi in Taiwan)
> >> shouldn' it be
> >> * zh-min-nan-Latn-TW
> >> * zh-min-nan-Hant-TW
> >> i.e. with **two** extlang subtags?
> >> I note that Wikipedia currently uses "zh-min-nan" for Minnan (independantly of
> >> script used or the geographic region), not "zh-nan" ; are there other "Min"
> Addison Phillips
> Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
> Internationalization is an architecture.
> It is not a feature.
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