Reshat Sabiq's requests for two Tatar orthographic variants

Doug Ewell dewell at
Fri Dec 15 07:04:58 CET 2006

CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:

> O.k. thanks, I do not know enough about these languages, my apologies.
> If the languages were normally written in Latin-based script then the 
> script tag would be redundant;
> if they were normally written in Cyrillic script, then it would be 
> necessary;
> also, if they can be written in either script, then the script tag 
> would be necessary;
> also if they are  were written in Arabic or any other script at least 
> a good bit of the time (though not necessarily the majority of the 
> time), the script tag would be necessary.

This is all correct as far as it goes, but Reşat's requests had nothing 
to do with script subtags.  He was requesting variant subtags for 
specific *orthographies* of Tatar et al. that are primarily written with 
Latin letters, with a few Cyrillic letters thrown in (but the overall 
script is still Latin).  There are several ways to write Tatar in Latin 
script, and Reşat's proposed subtag "ussrlatn" would have identified a 
specific one.

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

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