Proposal: Language code "de-DE-trad"

John Clews
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 08:59:07 GMT

I quite like the following from the ed of Torsten's email:

In message <>
Torsten Bronger writes:

> So why not interpret the tag as I explained in my very first posting?
> "de-??-????" for explicit specification, whereas "de{-DE}" may cause
> the software (or whatever) to try to find out what it is, or -- if it
> fails or doesn't want to do that -- it assumes the most current form
> it knows.  Then people aware of the difference can use subtags, the
> others have to hope for the best, and will get it mostly.  The best of
> both worlds, in my opinion.

Very much so.

Best regards

John Clews

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