an old item: es-americas

Mark Crispin 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.

For example,
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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Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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