Language Identifier List up for comments
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Wed Dec 15 18:17:45 CET 2004
Mark Davis scripsit:
> John indicated that the purpose of the list is "plausible" language tags. If
> that is the critera, then without having to do extensive and fairly
> difficult research, I'd say that it is each 639 code alone, then for each
> tag add the combinations of scripts that are used with it.
Since productive script tags are not yet available, I'd like to just deal
with 639 codes + country codes at this point. I agree that in the RFC 3066bis
regime, we will need to extend the work to handle productive script tags
more or less in the way you outline.
> Then for each of those tags that have significant speaker populations
> in different regions, add the combinations.
Interpreting this criterion strictly will tend to overproduce tags.
For example, PM (St. Pierre & Miquelon) certainly has a "significant"
population of fr speakers (namely everybody), but it's more than doubtful
that it is meaningful to tag something fr-PM, for lack of distinctiveness.
Fortunately, because the list is in the nature of a best-practices
document, it can and will evolve over time.
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