Simple: Language Subtag Registration

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Dec 11 01:14:46 CET 2015

Kent Karlsson wrote:

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

I assumed Peter and John were suggesting additional explanatory material
for the Intended Meaning section of the registration form, or (in
abbreviated form) for the Comments field of the record.

If we are talking about packing all this into the Description field, I
would be very strongly opposed.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸

> <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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