Re: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

Doug Ewell doug at
Thu Dec 31 04:28:24 CET 2009

Randy Presuhn <randy underscore presuhn at mindspring dot com> wrote:

> It's better to tag imprecisely than incorrectly.

Which is exactly why it's a Good Thing to keep the ISO 639-5 collection 
codes around.  Sometimes you know only that a given sample is in some 
Uto-Aztecan language, not which one.  It's better to tag it imprecisely 
as "azc" than incorrectly, or not at all.

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