Splitting country codes

Erik van der Poel erikv at google.com
Sat Apr 1 21:45:12 CEST 2006

It's great that the registry provides stable region codes (unlike ISO 
3166). I think some organizations and individuals really welcome this 
aspect of the registry. It might be a good idea to think of the registry 
in a broader sense, i.e. not just for language tags, but also for region 


Doug Ewell wrote:
> Erik has a point that it would be good to have a place to find 
> information about these splits.  The question is whether the Language 
> Subtag Registry should serve that purpose.
> [...]
> I still think we need to be careful about adding any sort of information 
> that gives the appearance of turning the registry into a general 
> reference work, or is not strictly necessary to implement language 
> tagging.  Debbie has raised a legitimate use case that is directly 
> related to language tagging.

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