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Re: Simplified or traditional for each Chinese macrolanguage

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:21:25 +0100
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>, 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>
Message-ID: <9149a6a2-fb91-7d00-a465-ece762f6fff0@w3.org>
On 27/07/2016 11:55, Koji Ishii wrote:
> 2016-07-27 18:29 GMT+09:00 John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org
> <mailto: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


The IANA registry lists is as grandfathered and deprecated, and 
recommends the use of nan instead.

http://r12a.github.io/apps/subtags/?check=zh-min-nan
(click on the dark green bar to see the actual entry in IANA)

ri
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