Summary: de-DE-1996 is better than de-1996-DE
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 17:47:15 -0700
I prefer the order de-DE-19xx to de-19xx-DE, because I do care about
programmatic compatibility and ease of implementation, as well as working within
the confines of current understanding.
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 *** http://www.evertype.com
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