RFC3066bis: looking ahead

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Tue Jan 20 17:34:44 CET 2004

> From: Mark Davis [mailto:mark.davis at jtcsv.com]

> No, it would be an issue. 3066bis is designed so that one can parse
the tags and
> decide without lookup which are language, which are script, and which
are region
> codes. Adding possibly dual language codes would break this. Have to
think about
> it a bit.

The language subtags from ISO 639 could only be 2 or 3 characters long,
and nothing else could have that length (assuming your proposed syntax).
Thus, it shouldn't be at all hard to parse.

Peter Constable
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division

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