Generic variant subtags in RFC 3066bis

Marion Gunn mgunn at
Tue Apr 19 11:01:36 CEST 2005

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

I would.

> Ltru folks: does one of these deserve to appear in the registry draft as an
> example of a generic variant subtag?



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