an old item: es-americas
mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Thu Mar 25 20:10:58 CET 2004
Would it be feasible to establish some sort of framework by which
"generic" usage of a language can be specified with better granularity
than the language?
Perhaps we can add an *optional* field to a language tag which narrows the
scope of the language but not to the granularity that the current subtags
do now. As a strawman, consider "/" followed by this field.
would mean "generic Latin American Spanish".
The rules for / names would, in this strawman, be less strict than for -
names; and would tend to follow industrial/practical requirements rather
than strict linguistic purity.
This should make both camps happy.
-- Mark --
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