registration requests re Portuguese

Yury yury.tarasievich at
Tue Apr 14 13:43:27 CEST 2015

On 04/13/2015 06:11 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Yury <yury dot tarasievich at gmail dot com> wrote:
> OK, I thought you were arguing that region subtags in general were
> unnecessary. I agree that they add no value as part of the Prefix fields
> of the proposed variant subtags.

Unnecessary (not helping) when official rulesets are involved, like in 
<pt> case discussed. In other analogous cases, too, possibly.

As to the 'region' subtags in general, there actually ARE two types of 
text sets, for which 'region' is useful, one being the widely (wildly :) 
generalised specification of <en_US> sort (which David was talking 
about), another of more specialised nature, examples presented by 
_subjects_ of the philological papers on regional dialects. There, 
however, 'region'=country equivalence typically isn't precise enough.


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