I approve the registration of es-americas (Latin American Spanish)

Addison Phillips [wM] aphillips at webmethods.com
Tue Jun 1 17:31:39 CEST 2004

Dear Michael,

There has been no discussion of this tag on the list since you rejected it many months ago. I think it inappropriate to approve it now without discussion, given that draft-langtags has a different way of representing this tag. I'm very confused by this approval and am considering appealing it because it didn't go through what I think I recognize as the proper process.

I have no objection to sl-nedis, incidentally, because it did go through the normal process.



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: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no 
> [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no]On Behalf Of Michael Everson
> Sent: 2004年6月1日 6:49
> To: IANA
> Cc: ietf-languages at iana.org
> Subject: I approve the registration of es-americas (Latin 
> American Spanish)
> Name of requester          : Youngmin Radochonski
> E-mail address of requester: youngmin.radochonski at sun.com
> Tag to be registered       : es-americas
> English name of language   : Latin American Spanish
> Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): espanol de 
> America Latina
> Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
> Any other relevant information:
> This tag is intended for use on content that has been tailored for 
> Spanish audiences throughout Latin America. It is not a collection 
> for all Latin American Spanish varieties; it merely indicates that 
> the author made choices in vocabulary, grammar, spelling, etc. that 
> would make the content reasonably acceptable to speakers of most or 
> all  Latin American Spanish varieties. (This tag does not imply any 
> further details regarding what those choices may have been, however.)
> This tag is intended primarily for cataloguing of localized content 
> and resources, rather than for specifying language preference on 
> retrieval. Ideally, a system should be able to deliver content 
> labelled with this tag in response to requests for any specific Latin 
> American Spanish variety, including but not limited to the following:
> es-AR, es-BO, es-CL, es-CO, es-CR, es-CU, es-DO, es-EC, es-FK, es-GT, 
> es-HN, es-MX, es-NI, es-PA, es-PE, es-PR, es-PY, es-SV, es-UY, es-VE.
> Of course, systems can also be implemented to offer this tag as a 
> user-preference option, and a server should deliver content labelled 
> with this tag when requested for the same. On the other hand, it is 
> not valid to assume that a request for "es-americas" can be serviced 
> by returning content labelled as es-AR, or es-BO, es-CL, etc.
> It would be appropriate to deliver content labelled with this tag in 
> response to the more generic request, "es" (cf. section 2.5 of RFC 
> 3066).
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