Language tag too specific

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Mar 15 18:26:30 CET 2013

Mark Davis ☕ scripsit:

> "titles" :
>            {
>                "en" : "The Magical Theater of Bob",
>                "fr" : "Le Théâtre Magique de Bob"
>            }

Less than half of all anglophones will like that less than half as well
as it might deserve, abstractly considered.  How about this?

"titles" : 
                "en-us" : "The Magical Theater of Bob",
                "en" : "The magical theatre of Bob",
                "fr" : "Le théâtre magique de Bob"

In that way, all non-Yank anglophones get the right answers for them.
Of course, you can't always count on such a piece of luck.

John Cowan         cowan at
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