Generic variant subtags in RFC 3066bis

JFC (Jefsey) Morfin jefsey at
Tue Apr 19 01:28:48 CEST 2005

On 23:45 18/04/2005, John Cowan said:
>This is a bit premature for both lists, but I wanted to float the idea to
>see if there are any objections to it.
>When the RFC 3066bis registry is up and running, I intend to propose some
>highly generic variant subtags which may be used with many languages.
>Some examples that come to mind are -northern, -southern, -eastern, -western,
>and -central for geographical dialects; -ancient and -middle for earlier
>versions of languages (-old being too short); and -highreg, -midreg, and 
>for sociolinguistic registers.

As long as you do not come too much accross the need of "Suppress_variant" 
because conflicting with other generic names already being used in some 
particular case, this seems good. As long as users understand and want to 
use them, I certainly support this.

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