LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM: mn-Mong-CN
everson at evertype.com
Fri Feb 18 18:01:20 CET 2005
At 07:37 -0800 2005-02-18, Peter Constable wrote:
>So, with *that* in mind, put yourself in the place of someone deciding
>for each locale in a platform whether the appropriate language tag to
>return should or should not include a country ID. Facing a future in
>which you may be doing this for hundreds of cases, it would take a huge
>amount of resources to investigate such issues, with no guarantee that
>there will be one definite answer in any case. I think you can see that
>such a process ----- of determining when country IDs should or should
>not be included -- cannot work when you expand to hundreds of cases. It
>a problem even in single cases of fr-CC to know which CC values may be
>needed. (That's what I mean by a process that does not scale.) So, the
>solution is to say, we simply include the country ID for all cases.
The proposed solution of a particular vendor? Or does this have the
consensual or unanimous support of, for instance, the participants of
What I see is a proliferation of tags with identical referents, and I
don't see why that should be necessary or useful. I'm not
particularly thick, either -- but neither do I see a bunch of *other*
people on this list turning this around and explaining it to me why
it's a good idea, and a needful one.
So I approved tg-Arab and tg-Cyrl (where was tg-Latn?), but not the
ones specific to -TJ, because that seemed redundant.
I haven't "rejected" them, but I can't say that a case has been made
-- or that opinion is overwhelming so that even if I don't "get it" I
should trust the consensus of the community.
Please, community, duke it out and come to consensus.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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