preliminary registration proposal for variant subtags "gendmale", "gendfem", "gendneut"

Mark Davis ☕ mark at
Thu Dec 20 06:20:12 CET 2012

Let's take these one at a time.

Mark <>
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Peter Constable <petercon at>wrote:

> In a written text, there’s nothing inherent to that form of expression per
> se that reflects the gender of the audience, whereas (adult) speech
> inherently is indicative of the gender of the speaker.

I just gave a clear example. In Italian, when you say "Welcome", it has to
be inflected for the audience (a vs o), *not* the speaker. And when someone
is logged in, and has supplied their gender, then we pick a different
message according to their their stated gender.
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