Re: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Jan 8 04:16:12 CET 2010

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> I interpreted something that was said as if there were opening for 
> comments in the registry. But other voices did not agree with this. 
> And regardless, as of now, you are right that I am happy to accept 
> "prefix: nn" as the only usage recommendation.

Of course there is room for comments in the Registry.  There are 24 
records with Comments fields at present.  But adding a comment telling 
people what *not* to do is what met with resistance, and it was proven 
repeatedly that anyone who knows a thing about Norwegian would already 
know not to write "nb-hognorsk".

Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
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