Variant subtag: clarification briefly sought.

John Clews scripts20 at
Tue Oct 4 12:10:36 CEST 2005

> Peter Constable scripsit [Re: el-latn, ru-latn, and related possibilities]
>> My vote, therefore, would be to simply treat specific transliteration
>> schemes via the variant subtag as defined in RFC 3066bis.
> I'm sold.  +1

It may be enough. It depends what you want to do with the information that
accompanies the tags.

Probably when displaying text, el-Latn may be enough.

If there is a need to process text in el-Latn, which follows certain
rules, it may not be enough.

OK: possibly there isn't yet a requirement for processing such text as
yet, so I concede on that point.

In passing, I haven't read the information about the "variant" subtag as
defined in RFC 3066bis, so I would be grateful for some clarification.

Do a notional
actually differ?

What would
add to

Is there a default
which therefore has certain characteristics which
does not have?

I would be grateful for any clarification on
as the topic has been introduced.

John Clews


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