Adding variant subtag 'erzgeb' for Erzgebirgisch (was: Requeststhathave been on hold)
randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 11 19:35:54 CEST 2009
> From: "CE Whitehead" <cewcathar at hotmail.com>
> To: <ietf-languages at iana.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:14 AM
> Subject: Adding variant subtag 'erzgeb' for Erzgebirgisch (was: Requeststhathave been on hold)
> Normally I agree on this, and I am probably going to defer to Thomas Goldammer
> on this matter; but the more I think about it the more it makes sense to register this
> subtag with a prefix [gem] and then wait for research to add a second prefix; [gem]
> is now a collection code, right? So using [gem] as the prefix will enable matching
> algorithms to work.
I do not see how 'gem' would be preferable as a prefix for purposes of matching.
"Remove from right" fallback would be extraordinarily unlikely to yield useful results
with 'gem' as a prefix. Even 'de' (or perhaps even 'en') as a prefix would provide
more *pragmatically* useful results. :-) The collection codes really only make sense
in cases where one knows that something is in one of a set of languages, but lacks
the expert knowledge to determine precisely which one. That's not the case here,
where the question is rather one of how to label something which *has* been identified.
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