Re: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Jan 4 04:24:17 CET 2010

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

>> I don't think this standard is supposed to solve the vendor problems 
>> you have.
> This standard does mention vendor problems through the fact that it 
> makes it clear that you may have to use 'zh' instead of more preferred 
> tagging, for compatibility reasons.

That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with vendors or what they 
do.  Gazillions of pieces of "Chinese" text have been tagged "zh".  If 
you want to find this text, you may have to specify "zh" in your search 
instead of a more precise tag, and if you want other people who search 
for this "Chinese" text to find yours too, you may have to use "zh" to 
tag yours.  That kind of compatibility.

Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
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