Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Jun 11 16:13:07 CEST 2010

Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail dot com> wrote:

>> Option 1: Montenegrin continues to be represented by sr-ME.
> This option is not good as there are speakers of standard Serbian 
> language in Montenegro. So, sr-ME should mean "Serbian spoken in 
> Montenegro" as sr-Ba means "Serbian spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina".

Region subtags in BCP 47 identify the language variation typically 
identified with that country or region, not the country in which the 
speaker happens to be physically located.  A person who speaks the 
Serbian-standard dialect is speaking "sr-RS" regardless of whether he or 
she lives in Serbia, Montenegro, or Bhutan.

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