Simple: Language Subtag Registration

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Fri Dec 11 01:26:42 CET 2015

"description" (small 'd'): Yes, I assumed this was targeted at section 4 as
replacement, not addition (and(!) section 5, shortening it).


Den 2015-12-11 01:14, skrev "Doug Ewell" <doug at>:

> 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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