Variant subtag proposal: Hgnorsk variety of Norwegian
randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Tue Dec 29 19:13:40 CET 2009
> From: "Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org>
> To: <ietf-languages at iana.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 8:20 PM
> Subject: Re: Variant subtag proposal: Hgnorsk variety of Norwegian
> I found it interesting, though, that my question revealed that some
> people believe Norwegian data should be only tagged as 'nb' or 'nn',
> never as 'no', despite the huge amount of existing 'no' data.
I think it depends on how well the tagger knows Norwegian.
I don't know Norwegian, so if I were given a bunch of materials
to tag and was only told that they were in Norwegian, I'd have
to just say 'no', rather than making the 'nb'/'nn' distinction
and probably getting it wrong.
It's better to tag imprecisely than incorrectly.
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