Latvian extlang subtags
randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 24 00:57:56 CET 2010
> From: "John Cowan" <cowan at ccil.org>
> To: "Kent Karlsson" <kent.karlsson14 at comhem.se>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at iana.org>; "Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 3:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Latvian extlang subtags
> But not arbitrarily selected, rather selected on the criteria that (a)
> the macrolanguage subtag had been widely used in IT and (b) there was
> a single dominant variety. Latvian qualifies on both counts.
(a) was certainly a consideration.
As far as I can recall, (b) was not. I do not know why (b) would have been
a valid criterion. We would (I believe) have come to the same conclusion
regarding 'zh' regardless of the Cantonese:Mandarin ratio.
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