Language Identifier List up for comments

John Cowan jcowan at
Tue Dec 14 18:13:16 CET 2004

Peter Constable scripsit:

> > ga_IE and ga_GB are certainly missing, as are gd_GB, gv_GB, kw_GB, and
> > cy_GB.
> Perhaps I'm missing something because I'm not part of the
> www-international list (I haven't figured out what this discussion is
> about at all, actually.)

The idea is to develop a non-normative but useful list of national
variants of those languages that are known to have them.

> Why has this discussion turned to POSIX *locale* IDs?

I hope that Michael is merely being sloppy about his hyphens vs. his low
lines, but perhaps not.  cy-GB at least makes little sense, as there is
no other kind of cy (unless cy-AR is counted; but if so then *-us should
be counted for practically every language).

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