Who uses language tags? (was: Re: Alemanic & Swiss German)

Doug Ewell dewell at adelphia.net
Thu Dec 7 08:11:07 CET 2006

CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:

> Regarding the comments below, I have a dumb question perhaps; how much 
> are search engines using the language tags?
> I find that the search engines work best for me if I type a character 
> string in the language I want information in to specify the 
> information?  That is the search engine does not recognize language, 
> so much as it recognizes character strings?  Does it ever use the 
> tags?
> I understand that the browsers recognize the old language tags and 
> assume these will recognize the new ones as new browsers are made. 
> And voice browsers.  What other applications reconize/use the tags 
> now?  What else will in the near future
> Thanks if anyone will clarify this.

I've been working all along under the assumption that applications exist 
that actually use language tags.  If this is not the case, then we are 
engaged in one big academic exercise.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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