Criteria for languages?

Peter Constable petercon at
Wed Dec 2 00:49:48 CET 2009

From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of John Cowan

> What I'm asking is: if proposal 2009-048 passes the RA, is it better for 
> interoperability if people who tag new data that they know to be in 
> standard Latvian use the "lav" tag or the new "lvs" tag?

This is not a trivial change. From my perspective, considering the implications for a certain OS running on a billion computers around the world, it's would entail that we update locale data to use "lvs" for Latvian, and then necessarily deal with all of the interop issues between existing software and data using "lav" and the new implementation using "lvs". That's something I'd rather avoid unless forced to contend with it or unless I see a good business case for me to champion it.


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