[Taxacom] Language tags for scientific names

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Jun 28 14:14:32 CDT 2008

In message 
<5ebbead70806280937p7087e3f0ne81839cf67749693 at mail.gmail.com>, Gregor 
Hagedorn <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com> writes

>> become retrospectively added to a language, such as the many garden
>> plants (like "Acer palmatum") lacking vernacular names, and so commonly
>> referred to by their scientific names, in everyday English, by people
>> who wouldn't recognise them as biological taxa.
>That is one reason I would like to be able to express the following 
>Representation for human consumption for a Taxon Object :
> <Representation>
>    <Label xml:lang="en">Acer palmatum</Label>
>    <Label xml:lang="de">F├Ącher-Ahorn</Label>
>    <Label xml:lang="zxx-taxon">Acer palmatum</Label>
> </Representation>

That seems perfectly reasonable to me.

Andy Mabbett

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