But if record is being consumed by system that requires bcp47, or being output to web, you still have the issue of passing along or generating an appropriate language tag.

On 2 Jul 2016 1:58 am, "Young,Jeff (OR)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Another approach might be to use SKOS-XL instead of language tags like so:

:A1 a skosxl:Label;
rdfs:label “Ελληνική Δημοκρατία”@gr
skosxl:literalForm “Hellēnikē Dēmokratia”;
bf:romanizationRule <>;

It’s a little heavy, but a construct like this would tie the key pieces together. A custom language tag on the transliteration can’t tie in the native term.


From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Andrew Cunningham <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:39 AM
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Language tags

On 1 Jul 2016 2:19 am, "Joseph Kiegel" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The approach of creating variant subtags for specific editions of the ALA-LC romanization tables is outmoded, since the tables are now on the Web. 

It is less than ideal, yes, but it was the only one that was proposed as a variant subtag. And no one has proposed a way to tag anything else.

It doesn't help that romanisation tables lacked good versioning information, etc.