Region subtags and orthographic variants (was: Re: registration requests re Portuguese)

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Apr 14 19:24:05 CEST 2015

[Meta: I've changed the Subject line, but I'm not tagging it OT since
it's relevant to the debate surrounding region subtags in Prefix fields,
which is the major blocking issue for the Portuguese variants.]

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.

That's not what I said. What I said was, it adds no value to specify
"pt-PT", "pt-BR", "pt-ST", etc. *in the Prefix fields of these

If you are still arguing that region subtags *in tags* are unnecessary
when the orthography is specified, then we are back at square one.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸

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