Language codes

Mark Davis ⌛ mark at
Tue Sep 8 03:19:09 CEST 2009

What we do is act like "UK" was in the registry, but deprecated in favor of
"GB", since that solves the problem. (What would have been a good general

And by the way, the site at "" claims "This Web site is a
work of the IETF LTRU working
That isn't exactly true. Maybe "inspired by", but it has no standing as
"work of", since there is no process by which the working group approves the
content of that site or changes to it. I'm not at all saying that it is a
bad site, just that the representation is not accurate.


On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 12:50, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:

> Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:
> > He sent me a reply offline to which I responded. He was wondering
> > about "en-UK" for British English; I suggested he use "en-GB".
> "en-UK" has to be one of the most common tagging errors of all.  I
> suggest mention be made of it somewhere on
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