[Taxacom] Langage code for scientifc names
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Feb 22 04:47:26 CST 2017
Some 14(!) years after I first raised the issue with them, the IETF
seem to be close to agreeing a language code  for marking up
taxonomic names in HTML and other digital documents.
For example, we can currently mark up a French phrase, in HTML, like this:
This is a <span lang=fr>tres bon</span> example!
and it is prosed to do the same for taxon names:
A highlight of the trip was seeing <span lang=XXX>Aquila
and issues for debate include what code should be used in place of
XXX; and whether the code should represent a subset of Latin.
The current discussion starts at , and input from taxonomists would
be useful. I'm happy to forward short comments posted here, but you
can subscribe to the mailing list yourself at . The discussion can
also be viewed via the archives link on that page.
See also the 2008 thread on this list .
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