Scottish English (was: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM)
randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 22 04:30:14 CEST 2007
> From: <Karen_Broome at spe.sony.com>
> To: "Caoimhin O Donnaile" <caoimhin at smo.uhi.ac.uk>
> Cc: "IETF Languages Discussion" <ietf-languages at iana.org>; <ltru at ietf.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 6:43 PM
> Subject: Re: Scottish English (was: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM)
> English is a language and Scotland is a well-defined region. There is no
> controversy about these two statements -- why is there so much controversy
> over putting the two together? Isn't this what the variant tag is for?
I think your request is quite reasonable and appropriate.
I think folks are caught a bit off balance by the lack of a usable code for the region
called Scotland. One would hope that for such well-known regions, we could use
codes already defined elsewhere, rather than resorting to creating a new variant.
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