Variant subtag request: iso91995

Phillips, Addison addison at
Wed Sep 15 22:42:17 CEST 2010

I think my bigger concern is: there are no end to transliteration schemes. Dreaming up semi-meaningful subtags for them all could be a serious distraction. Perhaps it would be better to create an extension in which the subtags could have a more relaxed relationship to one-another? For example, "ru-Latn-t-iso9-1995" or "ru-Latn-t-LC-1997". This also plays more nicely with other kinds of variants, since it is enforced to come after all of them. Just a thought.....

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N, IETF IRI WGs)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Avram Lyon
> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:29 PM
> To: ietf-languages
> Subject: Re: Variant subtag request: iso91995
> 2010/9/15 Phillips, Addison <addison at>:
> >> I don't have a solution, but I hope we can do better than
> >> 'iso91995'.
> >
> > That's a really ugly subtag. However, it would work and is valid.
> Perhaps "1995iso9"?
> 1995iso9 is workable. The only real issue with it is that such an
> approach simply won't work for the majority of ISO transliteration
> schemes, as I described in a previous message. There's good reason
> to
> expect that other ISO transliterations will be submitted for
> variant
> subtag assignment, and it would be nice if they could be somewhat
> systematic. Maybe that's not feasible and not important.
> Best,
> Avram
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