Re: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

Doug Ewell doug at
Sun Jan 3 21:16:50 CET 2010

I would like it if someone would declare all discussion of what Mac OS X 
does or does not do with 'no', from the standpoint of locale 
identification, irrelevant to the topic of whether the variant 
'hognorsk' should have "no" or "nn" or anything else as its Prefix 
field.  If you want to debate the OS X thing, please change the Subject 

We do not register variants or assign them prefixes to strongarm Apple 
or Microsoft or anyone else into "fixing" their locale identification 
systems.  They are pretty much going to do what they are going to do in 
that regard.  As I said earlier, the Language Subtag Registry shows 
suitable descriptions for 'no' and 'nb' and 'nn'.  Anyone who chooses to 
make additional assumptions about what these subtags mean, Apple or CLDR 
or anyone, is pretty much on their own.

I support giving 'hognorsk' a single Prefix field, "nn", and anyone who 
feels it should also have "no" should make their case in the context of 
*content identification*, without dragging in the Mac OS X 
locale-selection user interface.

Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
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