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Re: Simplified or traditional for each Chinese macrolanguage

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:55:45 +0900
Message-ID: <CAN9ydbXyq3j+2TsMKNf1oBaj7CLfFrNxM0NRhJ4mjhUxc=mVEQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: Xidorn Quan <me@upsuper.org>, 董福興 <bobbytung@wanderer.tw>, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>, Makoto Kato <m_kato@ga2.so-net.ne.jp>, 劉慶 <ryukeikun@gmail.com>
2016-07-27 18:29 GMT+09:00 John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>:

> Xidorn Quan scripsit:
>
> > Errr... zh-min-nan is not a valid language tag at all... Not sure why we
> > have that. Let me try to remove it :) And x-western is a Gecko-internal
> > tag for general western languages.
>
> It is valid but irregular and is grandfathered in.  It is equivalent to
> zh-nan or just nan.
>

John is right. For reference, please see BCP-47[1], 2.1. Syntax:

"zh-guoyu"
"zh-min-nan"

all of these are deprecated in favor of a more modern subtag or sequence of
subtags

[1]  https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47

/koji
Received on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:56:33 UTC

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