Ietf-languages Digest, Vol 24, Issue 5

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Sat Dec 11 21:14:42 CET 2004

Hi -

> From: "Bruce Lilly" <blilly at>
> To: <ietf-languages at>
> Cc: <ietf at>
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 4:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Ietf-languages Digest, Vol 24, Issue 5
> Eliminating bilingual descriptions for the language,
> country (and UN region) codes leaves implementors
> in a quandary.

Huh?  These are language TAGS.  If, for some reason, some implementor
thought it made sense to display one of these in a localized form (rather
than just using them to determine what locale, etc. should be used in
rendering some text) there's no requirement that the English-language
country names that appear in the registration be used.  Indeed, a UI
could just as well draw a map as display a name.  But again, that's not
what language tags are for.


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