Deprecation of heploc subtag (refiling with corrected spelling)
doug at ewellic.org
Sat Dec 19 18:14:07 CET 2009
Frank Bennett <biercenator at gmail dot com> wrote:
> 1. Name of requester: Frank Bennett
> 2. E-mail address of requester: bennett at law.nagoya-u.ac.jp
> 3. Record Requested:
> Type: variant
> Subtag: heploc
> Description: Hepburn romanization, Library of Congress method
> Added: 2009-10-01
> Prefix: ja-Latn-hepburn
> Deprecated: 2009-12-25
> Preferred-Value: ja-Latn-alalc97
RFC 5646, Section 3.1.2 says:
+ For fields of type 'script', 'region', or 'variant',
'Preferred-Value' contains the subtag of the same type that
is preferred for forming the language tag.
So I think the Preferred-Value for 'heploc' needs to be "alalc97", not
In fact, due to the "generic" nature of 'alalc97' (no Prefix values), it
isn't even clear from looking at the Registry whether "ja-Latn-alalc97"
would be the preferred way of tagging this particular flavor of
romanized Japanese. It might be "ja-alalc97" or even
"ja-Latn-hepburn-alalc97". Note that I am NOT saying this is a problem.
If Frank agrees to changing the Preferred-Value to 'alalc97', we
probably don't need to restart the two-week review period.
The new record, switching the order of fields around to match the
non-normative order presented in 3.1.2, would be as follows:
Description: Hepburn romanization, Library of Congress method
Note that this would be the first variant subtag to be deprecated, and
thus the first to have a Preferred-Value.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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