ID for language-invariant strings

Peter Constable petercon at
Fri Mar 14 19:21:32 CET 2008

Decidedly bad for my application. For one thing, I'm not implementing something for Microsoft-internal usage. I'm working on a revision to the OpenType specification, which is an industry-wide specification, and which revisions will also be incorporated into ISO/IEC 14496-22.

Also, there is no need for the private-use subtags here: there's no need to know that a given string was derived from this or that language. If I'm going to use "zxx", then that's all I would use.


From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of CE Whitehead
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 10:15 AM
To: ietf-languages at
Subject: ID for language-invariant strings

Hi, would it be possible to use a private use tag with [zxx], thus to tag these strings, for example:



The stuff after the [x] would be Microsoft internal, though in this example they are the standard names for the languages?
Or is that not acceptable?
Or else not what Peter wants??

--C. E. Whitehead
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