Addition request: alsatian

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Tue Jan 8 09:53:36 CET 2008

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 04:26:37PM -0800,
 Mark Davis <mark.davis at> wrote 
 a message of 99 lines which said:

>    1. not everyone supports them (for example, Google doesn't)

That's, IMHO, a bad reason. If we do not register a variant because X
or Y does not support variants, why having variants in RFC 4646 at

> The broad variants of Alemanic that can reasonably be broadly
> distinguished by the tags gsw-FR, gsw-DE, and gsw-CH should just use
> those tags as is.

It seems that gsw-DE is completely meaningless since there are many
alemannic dialects in Germany, typically more different between them
than with the french or swiss dialects. (It is a case where the region
code is useless.)

gsw-FR is a more difficult issue.

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