Is there a subtag for 'plain English' or 'simplified English'

Doug Ewell dewell at
Wed Dec 20 15:38:11 CET 2006

Marion Gunn <mgunn at egt dot ie> wrote:

> Fair enough. As a translator and manager of a stable of translators, I 
> have to deal with everything from legal language, to technical, to 
> plain English for non-native speakers of English/Irish (I manage to 
> make life easier for myself and my translators by treating such texts 
> as  different dialects of English and of Irish).
> If you can think of some way of tagging such different texts, fine - 
> otherwise, better justs forget it!:-)

Unless you have clear, interoperable definitions for concepts like 
"legal" and "technical" and "plain," I would suggest that this is a 
perfect application of private-use subtags:


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

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