registration requests re Portuguese

cowan at cowan at
Mon Apr 13 21:02:57 CEST 2015

David Starner scripsit:

> Do whatever you want for English dialects, but I and most of my fellow
> Americans don't want to be bothered beyond choosing American English.
> (The concern is marginally higher for audio, but even then, most audio
> systems for American audiences offer a choice of male or female, not
> New England or Texas.)

Archivists do have such concerns, however, and they are potentially a
major consumer of language tags.

> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Yury <yury.tarasievich at> wrote:
>> and you have precisely defined categories, which do not need REGION, and
>> which are trans-border, indeed.

That would be true if there were any such precisely defined categories.
Languages themselves aren't even precisely defined categories, much
less their variants.

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                                      ... kaj bezono de mangxajxo!
                                            --Hamfast Gamgee

John Cowan        cowan at
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