hypothetical Cajun question
Mon, 6 May 2002 23:06:02 -0400 (EDT)
Sean M. Burke scripsit:
> Suppose (just hypothetically) that I want to tag some documents that are in
> (Louisiana) Cajun French. Not Louisiana French Creole (the other end of
> the dialect continuum), but Cajun.
> A fairly obvious tag choice is "fr-us-la".
> My question is: I don't think that that /has/ to be registered with
> IANA. But /can/ it be registered?
If you are claiming conformance to RFC 3066, the only kinds of
unregistered tags you can use are:
1) ll (ISO 639)
2) lll (ISO 639-2)
3) ll-cc (ISO 639 + ISO 3166-1)
4) lll-cc (ISO 639-2 + ISO 3166-1)
5) x-anything (private use)
Every other kind of tag *must* be registered.
> I'm under the impression that besides establishing i-foo tags, the IANA
> language tag registry also has some (possibly "secondary") role as a place
> to say "among all the possible ways that you might imagine to express a
> language tag for Cajun, this is the one that we think people should use."
> But I emphasize that this is just an impression on my part.
That is its primary role. The i- tags are just fallbacks for situations
where there is no obvious ISO 639 tag to serve as primary.
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