Legacy implementations (was: RE: Serbo-Croatian continuum: the top level)

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Mon Mar 3 19:23:25 CET 2014

"Gordon P. Hemsley" <me at gphemsley dot org> wrote:

> The reality is, many implementations have not been updated past 'xx'
> and 'xx-XX'. And, sympathetic or not, you can't ignore reality.
> Introducing a primary language tag of 5 to 8 characters, regardless of
> whether you're strictly "allowed" to, would be extremely disruptive to
> a lot of extant legacy implementations. Extreme caution should be used
> in taking that approach; it is not a decision that should be made
> lightly.

Any implementation that claims to support language tagging, but can't
handle anything past "xx" and "xx-XX", is in deep trouble indeed.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA
http://ewellic.org | @DougEwell

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