Registration request for new variant subtag; Anii, Balanka

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Feb 4 20:14:18 CET 2014

"balanka” would be better in light of this. 

On 4 Feb 2014, at 06:44, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> Gordon P. Hemsley scripsit:
>> And, to take a step further, isn't the mention of Anii in the
>> variant subtag (with either 'ani' or 'anii') redundant with the
>> language subtag? Why not use 'balanka' instead? We have enough
>> characters for it, don't we?
> Normally we try to make sure that the subtag is globally unique, but Dr.
> Google seems to think that "balanka" refers only to the place in Togo
> that's relevant, and to very little else (a dog, someone's username, etc.)
> I think "balanka" would be fine in this case, and much clearer.
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