Jaska Zedlik sub at
Tue May 1 12:21:11 CEST 2007


sorry, but expected by whom? You may expect the official orthography,
I may expect Taraskievica orthography, nobody knows what may expect
somebody else. What is expected for "de"? Official or "de-1901"?
Therefore to explicitly define the nowadays official German
orthography "de-1996" was registered, because the primary language
subtag "de", as it is said in RFC 4646, is defined by ISO 639-1:2002
and stands for all the German language, without any specific

Is there any document or standard which regulates some particular
orthography for a primary language subtag? Because now I can see only
ISO 639-1:2002 which says that "be" is all the Belarusian language,
not only in the official today orthography.

Jaska Zedlik

G> Hoi,
G> You only need to specify when the content is not what it is to be
G> expected. The official Belarusian orthography is to be expected to
G> be associated with this code otherwise it is insufficient to only ask for one orthography.
G> Thanks,
G>     Gerard

G> On 5/1/07, Jaska Zedlik <sub at> wrote:
 G>> Hoi,
G>> There is the official orthography which is "be". This is also the
G>> default for the be code. It is the "be-tarask" that has to identify
G>> itself as such.

G> Gerard, could you please explain why "be" stands only for the official
G> orthography? According to the ISO 639-1 "be" defines all the
G> Belarusian language in any form. Nothing is said anywhere about the
G> defaults for any language including Belarusian. If some particular
G> variant of the language need to be specified, this need to be done 
G> with the explicit use of a subtag.

G> Jaska Zedlik

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