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Re: [xml-dev] Correct xml:lang value for Pinyin Chinese vsSimplified Chinese

Lech Rzedzicki scripsit:

> I am faced with with content that shows three variants:
> 1. a transliteration of the phrase in Pidgin/Pinyin

Use "zh-pinyin".

> 2. The phrase as written with Chinese Simplified characters

Use "zh-Hans".

> 3. An even more simple transliteration with English characters, but no
> accents etc..

There is no standard way to represent this.  You could write
"zh-Latn-x-english" to show that it is an English-style version of
Latin-script Chinese.

> The dialect of the language is Mandarin

You could represent this by changing "zh" to "zh-cmn" or just "cmn" in
the tags above, with some loss of interoperability.

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