Last call: Latvian (and Bontok) extlang subtags
everson at evertype.com
Mon Feb 8 10:05:50 CET 2010
On 8 Feb 2010, at 03:11, Doug Ewell wrote:
> 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 use.
The Reviewer is supposed to exercise linguistic judgement. As such he
tends to prefer to treat languages even-handedly. You're suggesting
that this particular case is to be judged quantitively, is that correct?
How can the Reviewer "judge" whether a subtag is in wide use or not?
By means of clairvoyance? By means of search-engine?
>>> 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.
Evidently this is not very clear.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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