Language Variant subtags
philip.newton at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 22:48:26 CEST 2010
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Peter Scharf <peter_scharf at brown.edu> wrote:
> Dear Philip,
> Is there a list one can consult of existing subtags?
Yes - the language subtag registry is at
http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry . It contains
not just language subtags but also variant subtags, script subtags,
extlang subtags, and region subtags. (And also the
> Is it legitimate to use a subtag with more than one prefix?
I'm assuming you mean variant subtags here: yes, it is; for example,
the variant subtag "fonipa" can be used to indicate an IPA
(International Phonetic Alphabet) transcription of any language.
> It seems that the prefix already narrows the scope so that building the limitation into the subtag would be unnecessary, if it is possible to allow more than one prefix with a subtag.
Yes, assuming that "classical" means the same thing for any language
the variant subtag could be applied to.
Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>
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