Request for variant subtag: western
addison at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Aug 30 05:42:23 CEST 2006
Well... we'll always have a prefix. In this case, however, the subtag is
actually envisioned to develop more prefixes, which is, historically, a
novelty. Heretofore, variants like 'nedia' and '1901' were limited to
specific prefixes and have very well-defined meanings.
Mark Davis wrote:
> I like the first comment: I think that whenever we have prefixes, it would
> be useful to have a comment in the format like what you have, for each
> Comments: Prefix 'hy': Western Armenian, as distinct from
> the Eastern dialect.
> At first, I didn't know about the second comment. It is covered in the
> so I'm not sure it is necessary to repeat the caution for each prefix.
> However, given that many people on this list didn't realize that prefixes
> limited the scope of variants, maybe we should just do that for each
> case of
> a prefix.
> On 8/29/06, Addison Phillips <addison at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> difficult enough.
>> 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:
>> Type: variant
>> Subtag: western
>> Description: Western dialect
>> Prefix: hy
>> 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.
>> Addison Phillips
>> Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
>> Internationalization is an architecture.
>> It is not a feature.
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Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
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