Generic variant subtags in RFC 3066bis
everson at evertype.com
Tue Apr 19 21:38:36 CEST 2005
At 13:30 -0400 2005-04-19, John Cowan wrote:
>I know all that too. It does not undermine my claim that Northern, Midland,
>and Southern are generally recognized names for en-us dialect groups.
>Any introduction to en-us dialectology will say as much.
Zzzzzt. Thank you for playing.
>That's an objection of a different sort, and I'll take it up separately.
>I don't really see why Midland en-us is any different from Scouse en-gb.
Register Midland en-US then.
> > And all of those which don't but have Central and Peripheral
> > dialects, and so on and on and on.
>Very good. So register -central and -peripheral, and don't use them
>with en-us or with ga.
I would much rather register things that need registering.
> > This plan is, forgive me, John, rubbish.
>You are forgiven, but I am not convinced.
Nor am I, and I continue to oppose your scheme as simplistic and
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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