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anyone has insight on how that is usually handled? I am aware of the two Chinese character types, but don't know how that works in practical terms. :-)


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Re: local mailing lists
Date:   Tue, 2 Nov 2010 15:23:33 +0800
To:     Florian Effenberger <>

Well, I found out that TW has standed for Twi language (See, so zh-tw for
Traditional Chinese and zh-ch for Simplified Chinese is a better one.

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:51 PM,  wrote:

    I find out that local mailing lists has been described in page.

    However, Chinese has two kinds of character type for writing - one
    is Traditional Chinese mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and oversea
    Chinese; the other one is Simplified Chinese mainly used in mainland
    China, Singapore, Malaysia. The two kinds of characters are about
    70-80% different (although look alike), and the terms for computer
    field are about 90% different.

    So, I propose to separate Chinese (zh) into at least simplified one
    and traditional one, and use region name China (simplified) and
    Taiwan (traditional) to present the two, just like US stands for
    English (US).

    By the way, for the Traditional Chinese part, I want to have
    "discuss" mailing list only, and I would like to be the moderator to
    set-up the mailing list.

Florian Effenberger <>
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