Is there a subtag for 'plain English' or 'simplified English'
mark.davis at icu-project.org
Wed Dec 20 18:00:29 CET 2006
Well, the obvious answer is yes, because every concept we deal with is not
absolutely precise: the boundaries between languages and dialects certainly
aren't, and "en-US" encompasses usage of both Teddy Kennedy and Jessica
Simpson. So there is always some amount of leeway in IDs.
I think the better way to look at it is as a matter of degree; that some
proposals are so vague as to be not operationally useful for interchange:
"legal", in what jurisdiction? "simple", compared to what? etc.
On 12/20/06, Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft.com> wrote:
> > From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> > bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
> > Unless you have clear, interoperable definitions for concepts like
> > "legal" and "technical" and "plain,"
> I wonder: is it possible to have interoperability using an ID for an
> intentionally vague concept, e.g. "legal" where there is room for leeway
> in how a user might want to contrast that with something else?
> Peter Constable
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> Ietf-languages at alvestrand.no
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