Here's what I have to say aboutthat?

Michael Everson everson at
Mon May 26 18:20:52 CEST 2003

At 17:16 +0100 2003-05-26, Jon Hanna wrote:

>I would argue in favour of en-IE-latn rather than en-latn-IE precisely
>because script differences are more important than dialect. Script
>differences are sometimes more important than language! For example if you
>are deciding on font glyphs to use for graphical output you can be largely
>language-agnostic, but must know the script. In this case you could parse
>from the right and ignore what is to the left of "latn", just as in cases
>where you cared only about the spoken language you would parse from the left
>and ignore everything after "en" or "en-IE" depending on what degree of
>precision you needed.

Oh joy. We don't have consensus on the syntax for these tags either.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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