Here comes the Yiddish
Thu, 5 Dec 2002 11:54:17 -0600

On 12/03/2002 01:36:14 PM "Sean M. Burke" wrote:

>At 23:46 2002-12-02 +0000, Michael Everson wrote:
>>Saying en-scouse is different from en is one thing. Orthographic
>>differences are not language codes. lang=yi-Hebr vs lang=yi-Latn is not a
>>language distinction. It's lang=yi, script=Hebr or script=Latin. Es is di
>>zelbike Sprakh.
>So what about the "de-DE-1996" et al codes that you approved a few months
>ago?  "Orthographic differences are not language codes", after all.

An unequivocal example of the point I made in my previous message: RFC 3066
tags are already being used to distinguish between writing systems and

- Peter

Peter Constable

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