Re: [Ltru] John Cowan throws in the towel on extlangs

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> Fri, 30 November 2007 23:32 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ltru] John Cowan throws in the towel on extlangs
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Karen_Broome@spe.sony.com scripsit:

> 1) We use "zh" today to indicate either Mandarin or Cantonese audio or 
> written language that has not yet been verified to be either Cantonese or 
> Mandarin. This is one use of the tag.

No problem.

> 2) We tag audio content with the "zh" tag.

No problem.

> 3) The audio content we tag with the "zh" tag is sometimes Cantonese.

No problem.  When you know it is Cantonese, you'd be encouraged
to switch to "yue".   When you know it is Mandarin, you may use "cmn",
but that might cause interop problems with applications that don't 
know that tag.

> 4)  We need a tag for written Cantonese used in subtitles, and today we 
> use "zh-yue."

That will still be valid, but deprecated; you'd be encouraged
to switch to "yue".

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