Counting Heads

Jo Wilkes jwilkes at
Wed May 28 15:17:35 CEST 2003

> > BTW, regarding the policy question about mixing country and script
> > subtags, I think it's clear that the precedent set by "de-AT-1901" and
> > company should be followed, making the order "language-country-script".
> > Others have already pointed out that you can't always parse these
> > left-to-right or right-to-left for "importance" anyway.
> Well, that is at least an argument.
> I disagree: I think that "1901" is not a script, but a more detailed
> specification of spelling system than that given by "AT".  Script is
> clearly a bigger roadblock to intelligibility than spelling system is:

I meant the "1901" to be the spelling system, not the script. I believe 
Thorsten meant the same. If needed, I can extract quotes from my archive.


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