Re: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety ofNorwegian

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Fri Jan 1 20:50:23 CET 2010

Hi -

> From: "Leif Halvard Silli" <xn--mlform-iua at>
> To: "Kent Karlsson" <kent.karlsson14 at>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 11:35 AM
> Subject: Re: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety ofNorwegian
> If Bokmål were to disappear and only became of historical interest,
> then there is no doubt that we we would stopped using 'Nynorsk' about
> Nynorsk - we would instead say just 'Norwegian.' We could then
> grandfather 'nn' - or something like that and only use 'no'.

It doesn't matter what you call it.  You can call it "Bulgarian" if you
like, but if the language remains the same, the tag should remain 'nn'.
To do otherwise would be a huge disservice to anyone trying to get
content in that language, since searches would need to specify multiple
tags.  (Beyond the current need to ask for 'nn' and 'no' and potentially
filter out 'nb' material that was (correctly but imprecisely) tagged 'no'.
There's no point in making the current mess worse.


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