Request for variant subtag: western

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Wed Aug 30 02:02:19 CEST 2006

That's based on a mistaken assumption (see my mail to others). Mark

On 8/29/06, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:
> > From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at]
> > As for hy-hyewest, I think it's awful.
> While it may look aweful, an advantage of this is that we can document
> precisely what is meant by "hyewest" (or whatever form of subtag one might
> want) -- that is, it is the Armeanian variety spoken by the Armenian
> diaspora.
> But there is no way we can document how "western" ought to be interpreted
> in all of the combinations it is used (unless we want to allow multiple
> "western" variant entries, one for each prefix to be documented).
> And going back to a paper Gary Simons and I wrote back in 2000,
> documenting what tags are meant to denote is important. It won't help
> anybody if people start using "foo-western" but there are widely differing
> opinions as to what that refers to.
> Peter Constable
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