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RE: request for translations of messages in the CSS validation service

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 09:46:10 +0100
To: "'Xu Ting'" <tonny.xu@gmail.com>
Cc: "'olivier Thereaux'" <ot@w3.org>, <w3c-translators@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007401c68ba1$28b31ba0$6601a8c0@w3cishida>

Hi Xu Ting,

> I really don't know when did zh-Hans/zh-Hant begin to use, 
> and usally, zh-cn means Simplified Chinese used through over 
> the Chinese Main Land, and zh-tw means Triditional Chinese 
> used in TaiWan and HongKong.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-lang/#ri20040429.113217290

See also "Understanding the New Language Tags"
http://www.w3.org/International/articles/bcp47/

Cheers,
RI


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xu Ting [mailto:tonny.xu@gmail.com] 
> Sent: 09 June 2006 08:40
> To: Richard Ishida
> Cc: olivier Thereaux; w3c-translators@w3.org
> Subject: Re: request for translations of messages in the CSS 
> validation service
> 
> Hey, Olivier, Richard,
>  
> I really don't know when did zh-Hans/zh-Hant begin to use, 
> and usally, zh-cn means Simplified Chinese used through over 
> the Chinese Main Land, and zh-tw means Triditional Chinese 
> used in TaiWan and HongKong.
>  
> And I consider Olivier means Simplified Chinese, and 
> according to the property file, it really using Simplified 
> Chinese now.
>  
> Xu Ting,
> 2006.6.9
> 
>  
> On 6/9/06, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote: 
> 
> 
> 	Hi Olivier,
> 	
> 	> - Chinese (zh-cn)
> 	
> 	Do you mean
> 	
> 	- Simplified Chinese (zh-Hans), or 
> 	- Traditional Chinese (zh-Hant), or both ?
> 	
> 	Note that zh-cn nowadays really means any (possibly 
> mutually unintelligible)
> 	dialect of Chinese in China.  (To be really pedantic, 
> too, the zh-Hans and
> 	zh-Hant codes identify written forms of generic 
> 'Chinese', rather than 
> 	languages, but I think people will know what you mean.)
> 	
> 	hth
> 	RI
> 	
> 
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