Status on es-americas

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Jun 1 15:47:42 CEST 2004


Name of requester          : Youngmin Radochonski
E-mail address of requester: youngmin.radochonski at
Tag to be registered       : es-americas
English name of language   : Latin American Spanish
Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): espanol de America Latina

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Any other relevant information:

This tag is intended for use on content that has been tailored for 
Spanish audiences throughout Latin America. It is not a collection 
for all Latin American Spanish varieties; it merely indicates that 
the author made choices in vocabulary, grammar, spelling, etc. that 
would make the content reasonably acceptable to speakers of most or 
all  Latin American Spanish varieties. (This tag does not imply any 
further details regarding what those choices may have been, however.)

This tag is intended primarily for cataloguing of localized content 
and resources, rather than for specifying language preference on 
retrieval. Ideally, a system should be able to deliver content 
labelled with this tag in response to requests for any specific Latin 
American Spanish variety, including but not limited to the following:

es-AR, es-BO, es-CL, es-CO, es-CR, es-CU, es-DO, es-EC, es-FK, es-GT, 
es-HN, es-MX, es-NI, es-PA, es-PE, es-PR, es-PY, es-SV, es-UY, es-VE.

Of course, systems can also be implemented to offer this tag as a 
user-preference option, and a server should deliver content labelled 
with this tag when requested for the same. On the other hand, it is 
not valid to assume that a request for "es-americas" can be serviced 
by returning content labelled as es-AR, or es-BO, es-CL, etc.

It would be appropriate to deliver content labelled with this tag in 
response to the more generic request, "es" (cf. section 2.5 of RFC 

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