Summary: de-DE-1996 is better than de-1996-DE

Keld Jørn Simonsen
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 18:18:49 +0200

I prefer de-DE-1996


On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 02:05:35PM +0100, Michael Everson wrote:
> 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 
> or de-1996-DE.
> 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 ***
> _______________________________________________
> Ietf-languages mailing list