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RE: Language Identifier List up for comments

From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:47:27 -0500
Message-Id: <p06100503bde60c79fc10@[]>
To: "Peter Constable" <petercon@microsoft.com>, <www-international@w3.org>

This and the SIL papers  are a very helpful resource.

Thank you

Ellizabeth Pyatt

At 7:13 AM -0800 12/15/04, Peter Constable wrote:
>  > From: www-international-request@w3.org [mailto:www-international-
>>  request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Elizabeth J. Pyatt
>>  I concede that the encoding tag is not enough to specify the script,
>>  but I would consider script to be a  third meta tag. (i.e. ISO-15924
>>  - http://www.unicode.org/iso15924/iso15924-codes.html)
>ISO 639 identifiers are not enough to capture script differences, but in
>W3 protocols what is used is RFC 3066, which allows for ISO 639 IDs to
>be combined with other identifiers. There is precedent for incorporating
>ISO 15924 script IDs (e.g. zh-Hans) in registered language tags. Also, a
>revision of RFC 3066 is underway, and at last call, that fully
>incorporates ISO 15924 into the spec, so that language-script
>combinations do not have to be one-off registrations, as is already the
>case for language-country combinations.
>The draft for this revision can be obtained at

Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
Penn State University
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