Criteria for languages?
doug at ewellic.org
Thu Dec 3 05:42:47 CET 2009
John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> replied to Randy Presuhn:
>> It's a bit like the 'cmn' / 'zh' situation.
> It's exactly like that.
Indeed, if it were not exactly like that, we would have an extremely
difficult time explaining why not.
If you have Standard Latvian content, and your priority in tagging it is
to maximize searchability, you will probably use 'lv'. If your priority
is precision -- specifying that the content is definitely Standard
Latvian and definitely not Latgalian -- you will probably use 'lvs'.
(On no account could you use 'lav' and still be conformant to BCP 47.)
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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