language variant subtag en-cutspell
mark.davis at icu-project.org
Fri Jun 23 20:01:02 CEST 2006
On 6/23/06, Doug Ewell <dewell at adelphia.net> wrote:
> Joze Fabcic <joze dot fabcic at hermes dot si> wrote:
> > My immediate aim is to create system which enables alternative English
> > to be used exclusively. The system has functions similar to any other
> > language typically used for software localizations. The system also
> > takes care of communicating with people using English written in
> > another orthography.
> This sounds like an elaborate and ambitious experiment, similar to a
> person localizing an operating system or major tool into Klingon.
> Google provides "foreign language" interfaces in Mock Swedish ("bork,
> bork, bork"), Elmer Fudd-speak, Hacker-speak, and Pig Latin, as well as
> Latin-script Klingon. This project reminds me of that.
> > So, why do I need a registration of a language subtag? The second
> > artifact already involves language designation. I want to have a
> > language variant listed at
> > <http://l10n.openoffice.org/languages.html>. If the openoffice.org
> > group doesn't want to cooperate, I can choose another, simpler,
> > program to start with. Without a language specification, a potential
> > for confusion is larger.
> The OpenOffice list doesn't appear a likely place for this kind of
> innovation. All of the tags on that list are strictly "language" or
> "language-region", including the widely abused "zh-CN" and "zh-TW" for
> Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and including a really odd pairing,
> "sh-YU" for Serbian Latin and "sr-CS" for Serbian Cyrillic.
> Without at least a semblance of a base of users of Cut Spelling that
> would take advantage of this new software, this particular project seems
> more like an exercise in localization than a true language tagging need.
> I'm inclined to recommend "en-x-cutspell" as Addison has.
> Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California, USA
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