Distinguishing Greek and Greek
addison.phillips at quest.com
Tue Mar 8 19:57:59 CET 2005
8 characters is the maximum per RFC 3066:
The syntax of this tag in ABNF [RFC 2234] is:
Language-Tag = Primary-subtag *( "-" Subtag )
Primary-subtag = 1*8ALPHA
Subtag = 1*8(ALPHA / DIGIT)
Addison P. Phillips
Globalization Architect, Quest Software
Chair, W3C Internationalization Core Working Group
Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
> Sent: mardi 8 mars 2005 10:56
> To: IETF Languages Discussion
> Cc: Erkki Kolehmainen
> Subject: RE: Distinguishing Greek and Greek
> At 10:41 -0800 2005-03-08, Addison Phillips wrote:
> >Since that isn't a script or regional difference, I would presume
> >that these would take the form of a "variant" (in RFC 3066bis
> >terms). The exception would be if ISO 15924 were to consider these
> >to be different scripts (I don't believe they are) and assign
> >separate codes to them.
> >If the foregoing is true then subtags that distinguish the forms
> >should be at least five letters long to ensure future compatibility.
> >"el-monoton", "el-polyton" ??
> Why not "el-monotonic", "el-polytonic"?
> Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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