Machine Translation

Doug Ewell doug at
Thu Sep 10 05:43:38 CEST 2009

John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:

> I think this is a good use case for a BCP 47 extension; translation 
> source information is closely associated with BCP 47 language tags, 
> such that it would make sense to pack them into a single string, yet 
> distinct enough from the language/origin/variant model to not fit into 
> it well.

Good points all.

> To be sure, the administrative barrier against adding a new extension 
> is *much* higher than that against adding a new variant, although the 
> required RFC will be much less complex than BCP 47.

I hereby offer to help with the RFC if anyone wants to do this, but I do 
not volunteer to moderate any mailing lists.

> (This should silence Doug's whinging on the subject of extensions.)

I hereby promise to whinge less if this goes through.

Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
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