Language subtag modification request: frr Suppres-Script Latn

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Mar 9 22:47:38 CET 2006

McDonald, Ira scripsit:

> RFC 3066bis makes a VERY non-backward-compatible change 
> by inserting 'script' subtags after 'language' and BEFORE
> 'region'.  All existing deployed software then breaks
> on existing deployed language tags when an unnecessary
> 'script' subtag is included in a search request.
> Suppress-Script was added to partially ameliorate this
> non-backward-compatible change.  
> It is critically important that Suppress-Script be filled
> in for every language where it is appropriate in the
> registry.

I agree.

Note, however, that Suppress-Script is not required for tags deployed
after the change to RFC 3066bis procedures, as no claims of backward
compatibility should exist.

This is a Good Thing, because it relieves us of evaluating the 7000+
639-3-based subtags when the time comes.

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