Script codes in RFC 3066
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Thu Apr 10 17:49:03 CEST 2003
Martin Duerst scripsit:
> That by itself may not hurt too much. But I have seen a lot of
> other combinations that are utter nonsense, and questions from
> people that seem to suggest that they somehow believe that
> there is something serious behind this nonsense.
My favorite case is be_bg, which obviously refers to the variant of
Byelorussian that is spoken in Bulgaria! (If this isn't obviously absurd
to you, take a squint at a map.)
> I strongly disagree. If we ever get to update RFC 3066, and this includes
> script tags, then we clearly need to say that script tags only should
> be used to indicate an unusual script, and only where the script is
> otherwise not easily derivable.
I agree. It is utterly otiose to tag things en-latn.
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