FW: LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORMS
everson at evertype.com
Thu May 1 00:57:58 CEST 2003
At 15:44 -0700 2003-04-30, Mark Davis wrote:
>The RFC does not specify *any* script for, say, "az". That means that
>in language matching, it will pick up *any* Azeri; Cyrillic, Latin,
>Arabic, whatever. If you want to be able to select out only Cyrillic
>Azeri, then there has to be a code for that.
I rejected yi-Hebr because it was the default. Peter Edberg proposed
that we devise a table of defaults.
>For resource lookup, it makes sense for an ISO-639 code to have a
>"default" script. But for language matching, one of the principal
>functions of the RFC, you need to have both the "overall" tag, plus
>each of the variants.
Then we are screwed and there will be no end of duplicate referents,
and I really dislike that. :-( I do not think we should have
duplicate referents. We return: What is the difference between az and
I am a strong believer in one entity, one code.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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