Funny tagging bugs by non-experts (...)

Don Osborn dzo at
Sun Feb 11 20:20:18 CET 2007

Re Estonia, the reverse problem - ee as Ewe language, not Estonian - miffed
one Wikipedia user who thought should be in Estonian
language or at least deleted because it wasn't (!). But haven't seen ee-EE
tried anywhere...

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 09:55:13PM -0800,
>  Doug Ewell <dewell at> wrote
>  a message of 42 lines which said:
> > There are also some false friends, pairs of subtags that seem as
> > though they might be related but aren't.  "be-BE" is Belarusian as
> > used in Belgium, "et-ET" is Estonian as used in Ethiopia, "sl-SL" is
> > Slovenian as used in Sierra Leone.  There's a good chance that
> > somebody, somewhere will misuse one of these, but there's nothing
> > that can (or should be) done about them.
> The most common bug, by far, is people tagging "uk" a text in
> English... Using "jp" for Japanese is the second but it is much less
> serious.

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