Language tag too specific

Mark Davis ☕ mark at
Mon Mar 18 15:51:42 CET 2013

If you are referring to RFC 4647, ​I'm reasonably familiar with it, being
one of the editors. I​​​t​ is well recognized that it often doesn't produce
the best results. It is more a ​minimum bar than the be-all-and-end-all.

As for "ad hoc proprietary algorithm". Not so much; we use the algorithms
 Unicode LDML.

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On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Mark Davis ☕ scripsit:
> > We, for example, identify en with the most populous country, eg the US.
> Well, that's because you use an ad-hoc proprietary algorithm rather than
> any of the three standard ones.
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