Summary: de-DE-1996 is better than de-1996-DE
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 14:05:35 +0100
The Language Tag Reviewer is Unhappy.
The German tags are on hold and are not yet registered by IANA. I
want you all to come to consensus as to whether you want de-DE-1996
Achieving his may involve "I can live with either" as opposed to "I
cannot live with one of these".
I find both rationales equally unconvincing at times. Personally I
prefer de-DE, and no, I don't mind that there is a de-1996. Frankly I
consider these arbitrary identifiers. It is nice if they are
mnemonic. I don't care if software can "parse" them because I don't
think that's very reasonable.
Please give a clear and unambiguous "I prefer X" and indicate whether
you can live with the other or not.
Doing my best,
Michael Everson *** Everson Typography *** http://www.evertype.com