Request for variant subtag: western
addison at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Aug 30 01:42:36 CEST 2006
Here's my thought:
I'm downright leery of generic subtags. There is too much room of
mischief, matching woes, and unnecessary tagging variation. To the
extent that it is reasonable to do so, the community should restrict
generic registrations in ways that guide users towards using tags in a
systematic manner. I personally oppose completely generic registrations
for that reason, especially by the bushel. Language tag choices are
I don't have a problem with separating "Western Armenian" from "Eastern
Armenian", though. This appears to describe, to my untrained eye, a
dialectical distinction, so the registration is in order. Thus, I'd be
much happier if the registration form said:
Description: Western dialect
Comments: Prefix 'hy': Western Armenian, as distinct from
the Eastern dialect.
Comments: This subtag should only be used with the prefixes
listed. When multiple prefixes are present, bear in mind
that each is a distinct dialect of that language.
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
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It is not a feature.
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