Simple: Language Subtag Registration

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Thu Dec 10 23:21:52 CET 2015

A bit long (compared to many other subtag descriptions), but good.

"Additional subtags may be registered to indicate specific varieties if
necessary.": Yes, and the most significant of interest would be some level
system. But, as I mentioned before, I don't want to see a proliferation
of disparate level systems codified as subtags.

/Kent Karlsson

Den 2015-12-10 18:41, skrev "Peter Constable" <petercon at>:

> I think it would help to elaborate a bit more on the intended meaning.
> Suggestion:
> <quote>
> The subtag denotes a simplification of a root language.
> Simplification of language here refers to ways of controlling expressions in a
> language to make reading or comprehension easier for particular target
> audiences, such as children or adults with limited education, second-language
> learners, or people with cognitive disabilities. Examples of ways in which
> expressions are made simpler might include use of limited vocabulary, or
> avoidance of certain grammatical constructs.
> This subtag represents a generic simplification of a language. For a given
> language, certain agencies or user communities may formulate rules for how to
> simplify expressions; this subtag does not distinguish any particular
> simplified language varieties. For many usage scenarios involving simplified
> forms of language, this generic subtag may suffice. Additional subtags may be
> registered to indicate specific varieties if necessary.
> </quote>

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