Multiple variant subtags

Addison Phillips [wM] aphillips at
Thu Jul 15 02:14:08 CEST 2004

Exactly so.


Addison P. Phillips
Director, Globalization Architecture
webMethods | Delivering Global Business Visibility
Chair, W3C Internationalization (I18N) Working Group
Chair, W3C-I18N-WG, Web Services Task Force

Internationalization is an architecture. 
It is not a feature.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Ewell [mailto:dewell at]
> Sent: 2004年7月14日 16:40
> To: ietf-languages at
> Cc: aphillips at
> Subject: Re: Multiple variant subtags
> Addison Phillips [wM] <aphillips at webmethods dot com> wrote:
> >> How would this "subtag of a subtag" relationship be indicated in the
> >> registry, if at all?
> >
> > Recommended prefix(es). Recall that Prof. Steenwijk had a somewhat
> > complex series of subtags in mind at one time. See his emails of
> > roughly 2003-10-15, which with some of the Chinese variations formed
> > the basis for my thinking in this area.
> OK, so to use Steenwijk's examples, the recommended prefix for
> sub-sub-dialects of Slovenian Resian would be "sl-rozaj", and the
> registry entries would look something like this (modiying Steenwijk's
> proposed subtags to meet the 5-letter minimum):
> variant; lipav; Lipavac (sub-)dialect, Lipovaz (sub-)dialect;
> 2004-xx-xx; ; sl-rozaj
> variant; ravan; Ravanca (sub-)dialect, Prato (sub-)dialect; 2004-xx-xx;
> ; sl-rozaj
> variant; ucjaa; Ucja (sub-)dialect, Uccea (sub-)dialect; 2004-xx-xx; ;
> sl-rozaj
> -Doug Ewell
>  Fullerton, California

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