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Re: Simplified or traditional for each Chinese macrolanguage

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:52:03 +0100
To: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Xidorn Quan <me@upsuper.org>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.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: <d1ffa0b7-c7fb-e145-4491-665e3904df23@w3.org>
On 27/07/2016 09:04, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
> This also shows a possible way to integrate this information into CLReq:
> State it as information about current practice (e.g. Hakka is
> predominantly written with a (Taiwanese style) traditional Hanzi font),
> and leave the implementation details (which should be rather
> straightforward) to other specs or implementations.

I also like this approach. It is technology agnostic, but provides a 
fuller picture of useful chinese requirements.  It also locates the 
information in a place where it's easy to find at a later date.

To be clear, i'm thinking about a list, perhaps in an appendix, that 
says something like:

The following languages, as described by BCP47 language tags, map by 
default to writing systems as follows.

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Traditional Chinese with Hong Kong additions

There are cases, such as hak where a different mapping may be valid. In 
particular, if a language is expressed using a BCP 47 script tag, such 
as cmn-hant, the script tag determines the writing system to be used.


If we want to be more thorough, we can list the names of the languages, 
per BCP 47, rather than just the codes as shown above, eg.

cmn	mandarin chinese
zh-cmn	mandarin chinese
hak	hakka chinese
zh-hak	hakka chinese
lzh	literary chinese	

Would the clreq folks be happy to do something like that?

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