Generic variant subtags in RFC 3066bis

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Apr 19 09:47:58 CEST 2005

At 17:45 -0400 2005-04-18, John Cowan wrote:

>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 -lowreg for sociolinguistic registers.
>Ietf-languages folks: do you have any objections to this idea?

Yes. These categories are neither exhaustive nor precise.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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