[tei-council] xml:lang="eng"

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Thu Dec 8 11:50:58 EST 2011

I really didn't mean to step on Piotr's toes there -- sorry about that. 
I had the mistaken impression that the ticket was done and closed, but 
that these examples had slipped through because they're in CDATA islands 
and so hadn't been accessible to XQuery or XPath discovery.


On 11-12-08 06:26 AM, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> Will someone agree to take on adding this to CH?  I would but am not
> sure of the precise status of
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry (and of
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-tag-extensions-registry ), so
> I'll get the details wrong.
> I think we will want to add a simililar note to att.global
> For the record, in Paris we discussed these invalid values based on this
> ticket that Syd submitted:
> https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=3304622&group_id=106328&atid=644062
> We assigned the cleanup to Piotr, but I'm sure he appreciates Martin
> taking care of the things he encounters.
> On 12/8/2011 8:33 AM, Lou Burnard wrote:
>> Ah, we should probably update the reference in CH to point to this in
>> that case.
>> On 08/12/11 12:24, Gabriel Bodard wrote:
>>> By the way, I recently discovered that there is now a single IANA
>>> registry of language codes so we no longer need to worry about looking
>>> in the 2-letter list, and then if we don't find what we're looking for
>>> move on to the 3-letter list. Instead, all codes, both 2- and
>>> (occasional) 3-letter (and 4-letter script codes) are listed on a single
>>> page at<http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry>, so
>>> there is no longer any danger of accidentally using a 3-digit code that
>>> has been deprecated in favour of its 2-digit replacement.
>>> (For example, "Ancient Greek (to 1453)" is now unambiguously listed as
>>> "grc", so should not be confused with "el".)
>>> I've found this very helpful while trying to decide how to tag Nabatean
>>> script in papyri...

Martin Holmes
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
(mholmes at uvic.ca)

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