Last call: Latvian (and Bontok) extlang subtags

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Feb 8 04:11:15 CET 2010

Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

>> Not really.  Historically we have only approved extlang subtags for 
>> use with primary language subtags in wide use:  "lv" is in wide use, 
>> but "bnc" is not.
> Oh, I really don't think we should discriminate in that way. Latvians 
> important, Bontocs not. No, no.

The judgment is not whether one language is "important" and another is 
not.  The judgment is whether the primary language subtag has seen wide 

>> As I said before, I'd prefer to se "lv-ltg" and "lv-lvs" available, 
>> but not "bnc-*".
> Your rationale? Is it other than "Bontocs not"?

See my rationale.

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