declaring language in html/xhtml

Keld Jørn Simonsen keld at
Mon Dec 13 16:54:52 CET 2004

On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 10:26:34AM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> Keld Jørn Simonsen scripsit:
> > Hmm, Danish is an official language in Denmark, Greenland, the
> > Faroe Islands, and an official minority language in the German state
> > Schleswig-Holstein...
> Ah, excellent.  This is the kind of review I've been looking for.
> In fact it was a brain fart on my part to mention Danish here, as I
> already show it as official in Denmark and Greenland.  I already list
> es-US on the basis of Spanish being official in New Mexico (a state
> of the US), so certainly da-DE is legitimate.  A better example of a
> non-listed language would be Finnish (official only in Finland).

My understanding is that Finnish is an official minority language in
Sweden. (Danish is not).

Best regards

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