LANGUAGE SUBTAG MODIFICATION REQUEST - zxx
doug at ewellic.org
Sun Apr 27 20:30:15 CEST 2008
CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:
> Agreed, use only those subtags that are needed to indicate the nature
> of the content; but someone might think that the script used to write
> etc)--mathematical symbols + Latin--should indicated--that is, is part
> of the nature of the content.
together by tagging them all "zxx-Latn", and differentiate them from APL
by tagging the latter "zxx-Zsym"?
The nature of the content of source code is the programming language in
which it is written. If you feel this needs to be captured in a BCP 47
language tag, some possibilities are:
Note that the last choice involves the extension mechanism, which
involves a lot of up-front work and which nobody seems to like.
> To the extent that there are programmatic languages written using
> characters outside the Latin range, then it's even more worthwhile to
> tag the encoding--although I grant that this can be done with a
> declaration of encoding.
As a reminder, BCP 47 language tags have nothing to do with encoding. I
assume you mean "character repertoire," but script subtags make no
promises about the character repertoire either; see RFC 4646, Section 6,
Doug Ewell * Arvada, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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