doug at ewellic.org
Tue Jul 1 03:58:55 CEST 2008
Arthur Reutenauer <arthur dot reutenauer at normalesup dot org> wrote:
>> "Type: language" is always a good starting point. :-)
> In that case, the region subtag (or rather absence thereof) also
> is one. :-)
Sorry, I think my cryptic brevity has combined with yours in such a way
as to obscure the topic completely.
Frank Ellermann had written:
> It took me at least five minutes to figure out that the
> language is the language, not the country, and therefore
> Cyril in Transnistria does not enter the picture.
I assumed he was talking about the proposed change to the language
subtag 'mo' to add the Description field "Moldovan." My response was
meant to suggest that the line:
in the proposed new record (or the existing record) is a good starting
point to establish that the subtag in question is a language subtag.
The region subtag 'MO' for Moldova is likewise unambiguously indicated
by the line:
A complete language *tag*, made up of individual subtags, might or might
not include a region subtag, and that indeed might serve as a starting
point for something (to determine whether or not the language usage
being tagged was region-specific). But we had been discussing
individual subtags as they appear in the Registry, not complete tags.
Am I still missing something?
Doug Ewell * Arvada, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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