Language Variant subtags
philip.newton at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 18:46:38 CEST 2010
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> I agree with everything Philip Newton said about these proposals by Peter Scharf. Some additions:
>> Variant subtags that begin with a letter must be between five and eight (inclusive) characters long, so "ve, cl, ep, bu" are not valid variant subtags. (They would be valid language subtags, and indeed ve = Venda.)
> In the position in which Peter proposed them, they would be valid region subtags (though not canonically cased)
> In fact, 'vedic' and 'epic' and 'buddhist' might work as subtag values for three of these proposals.
"epic" would not; it would be a (non-canonically-cased) script tag,
since it has four letters.
Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>
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