Adding variant subtags 'aluku' and 'nduyka' and 'pamaka' for dialects

Michael Everson everson at
Thu Aug 20 10:13:00 CEST 2009

On 20 Aug 2009, at 07:57, Peter Constable wrote:

> For language subtags, the Description values come from names  
> recorded in ISO 639: it's pretty clear in that case that the subtag  
> is for a single thing. For variants, there is no external source and  
> independent reference: the semantics of the subtag is determined  
> solely by what is in the LSTR record. So, I think there's more  
> potential for misinterpretation of the intent for variants than for  
> language, region or script IDs.

In order to make this a *helpful* comment, rather than a pleasant  
abstraction of your thinking that we can sit back and enjoy, would  
you, Peter, like to offer a proposed edit?

Michael Everson *

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