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[Originally sent 2011-01-04 20:52:41-05:00, but I had some trouble with 
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Hi Felix!
You're absolutely correct, the ident= attribute of <language> takes a
BCP 47 tag. You can find the documentation for this attribute, and
thus the BCP 47 tags, at
http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-data.language.html.
And I agree that the value of "und-002" is a good choice.
And while I don't think it is needed for Lisa's use case, it is worth
mentioning that when you wish to differentiate multiple undetermined
languages you can use private use subtags.  For example, if you have
two distinctly different languages both of which are known to be
African but no further details are available, you could use something
like "und-002-x-a" and "und-002-x-b". (There may be better ways, I
suppose, but )


On 11-01-03 18:45, Felix Sasaki wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> if an BCP 47 language tags can be used here (like e.g. in xml:lang), you
> might want to choose the sequence of
> "und" (undetermined, as Paul and Sebastian stated)
> "002" , a UN Standard Area Code
> See section 2.2.4 of http://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp47.txt for details
> about these codes. The BCP 47 langauge tag then would be und-002, see an
> analysis at
> http://fabday.fh-potsdam.de/~sasaki/lta/language-tags/q?input=und-002
>
> Felix
>
> 2011/1/4 Paul F. Schaffner <[log in to unmask]
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>
>     Lisa,
>
>     I think we'd probably just use the three-letter ISO-639-2 code "und"
>     ('undetermined'), but that of course fails to capture the "African"
>     part of the description. The ISO-3166 region designations can
>     be used to further specify, but I do not think that they include
>     continents (or anything bigger than countries), so you might
>     have to make up a private-use qualification to "und-". I've not
>     done that, so I  am speaking in ignorance, as always.
>
>     pfs
>
>
>
>     On Mon, 3 Jan 2011, McAulay, Elizabeth wrote:
>
>         Happy New Year TEI folks!
>
>         I am reviewing a TEI Header for a colleague and I'm looking for
>         the best way to note in a TEI Header that an "unknown African
>         language" is used in part in the document. I wanted to declare
>         that information in
>         <langUsage>
>         <language ident="">unknown African language</language>
>         </language>
>
>         I've reviewed the P5 guidelines, but the emphasis seems to be on
>         declaring known languages.
>
>         Thanks,
>         Lisa
>
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