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RE: 3-Letter Language Code

From: Tim Chen <tim@chen.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 22:47:13 -0000
To: "Karl Ove Hufthammer" <huftis@bigfoot.com>, <www-international@w3.org>, "Shailendra Musale (by way of \"Martin J. Duerst\" <duerst@w3.org>)" <shailendra.musale@f-secure.com>

Not true.

Simplified and Traditional Chinese are two different code pages.

Traditional characters are used outside China (i.e. Taiwan, Hong Kong and
overseas Chinese). TWN is the largest user of traditional character but not
the only one.

If you are comfortable using USA for all the English pages, TWN maybe OK to
represent all traditional pages. However you can not use CHN to represent
TWN pages.

Tim Chen

> 3) Which codes should we use for Simplified Chinese
>      and Traditional Chinese?
>      Is it CHS and CHT respectively?
>      or CHN and TWN respectively?

I think you should use 'chi' for both (though I'm not 100% sure). Simplified
Traditional Chinese are the same *language*.

Karl Ove Hufthammer
Received on Monday, 25 December 2000 17:48:44 UTC

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