Pending business

Phillips, Addison addison at
Mon Sep 15 19:05:37 CEST 2008

No, we are discussing a subtag 'akadem' (which may be "spelled differently" upon acceptance). This subtag can then be used to form a variety of different tags, including all of the four shown below. It may not make any *sense* in some of those tags, just as the region code 'AQ' (Antarctica) rarely makes any kind of sense in a language tag. 


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Ihar Mahaniok
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 9:22 AM
> To: Michael Everson
> Cc: ietflang IETF Languages Discussion
> Subject: Re: Pending business
> hi Michael,
> > sorry, one more clarification: both of those are just /spellings/,
> and
> > both of them can be written either Cyrillics or Latin; so both of
> > those are script-agnostic by default; just, by matter of fact,
> they
> > are overwhelmingly written in Cyrillic.
> >
> > be-Cyrl-akadem, be-Cyrl-tarask, be-Latn-akadem, be-Latn-tarask
> are all
> > possible, though not necessary today, I believe.
> >
> > Belief is insufficient here. If you believe that all four of
> those are
> > possible, please show us examples of a sentence in each.
> That's not a problem, I can, but I don't want to steer the
> conversation off the main topic. We are not discussing any of those
> four now, we are discussing be-akadem (or be-academy, or be-akad,
> what
> we agree upon) now, which doesn't specify script (but is Cyrillic
> by
> default, propagated down from "be" tag).
> Ihar
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