Private Use Variant Subtag
Gordon P. Hemsley
gphemsley at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 22:41:04 CEST 2012
My chosen variant subtag was 'qaaaaaaz', to match some of the other
private use subtags. But given that it was potentially registerable, I
wanted to see if there was a better way. (Would it be possible to file
a registration for a "Private use" variant subtag?)
On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Phillips, Addison <addison at lab126.com> wrote:
> There is no variant subtag that is "guaranteed" to be unassigned and yet still be syntactically valid.
> Unlike the subtags based on external standards, BCP 47 didn't reserve any variant subtags for private use (because such a usage is superfluous: we have a panoply of private use mechanisms). If you want to test something, it is useful to note that most of subtags registered are at least vaguely mnemonic. A subtag like "qxqxqxqx" is a pretty good bet.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
>> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Gordon P. Hemsley
>> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 1:20 PM
>> To: Philip Newton; Mark Davis ☕
>> Cc: ietf-languages at iana.org
>> Subject: Re: Private Use Variant Subtag
>> Mark, Phillip,
>> Perhaps I wasn't clear. I'm not looking for alternatives to variant tags. I'm well
>> aware of the -x- private use singleton.
>> What I need is a variant tag that is guaranteed to be unassigned. One that
>> matches the definition exactly:
>> variant = 5*8alphanum ; registered variants
>> / (DIGIT 3alphanum)
>> Using -x- does not solve my problem.
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>
>> > On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 18:56, Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>
>> >> I must admit I'm a bit puzzled at the OP's claim that "there do not
>> >> appear to be any variant subtags set aside for private use"
>> > ...and I failed to see that the OP specifically talked about _variant_
>> > subtags. Apologies.
>> > In which case -x- is what I would have thought of, too.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Philip
>> > --
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