Anomaly in upcoming registry

Mark Davis ⌛ mark at
Thu Jul 9 21:54:49 CEST 2009

Remembering that this was all under a hypothetical... When we name a
language xx-YY, it just means the variant as used in YY. It may also be used
in other countries.

As to Montenegro, our information is that usage is predominantly Latin.


On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 10:41, Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh at>wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-07-08 at 15:58 -0700, Mark Davis ⌛ wrote:
> > Had we had BCP 47 some time ago (and the right country boundaries),
> > they would have been sh-RS (or maybe sh-Cyrl), sh-BA, sh-HR. Having
> > "sh" as a macrolanguage recognizes that situation, and gives us a
> > neutral general code to express the situation.
> Well, "sr" is neither "sh-Cyrl" nor "sh-RS". It may be "sh-RS \union
> sh-ME". What is known as "Serbian" language/dialect is written in both
> Serbia and Montenegro, and in both Latin and Cyrillic. (My employer does
> localization services to sr-Latn-ME, for example. But I personally do
> not know if sr-ME is dominantly Latn or Cyrl.)
> Roozbeh
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