Simple: Language Subtag Registration
everson at evertype.com
Mon Dec 14 23:02:53 CET 2015
On 14 Dec 2015, at 10:41, Luc Pardon <lucp at skopos.be> wrote:
>> Additional subtags may be registered to indicate a specific form if necessary.
> Yes, but if that happens, a newly published document, written in that specific form, can from then on be tagged in two different ways (i.e. both "xx-simple" or xx-<specific>). This ambiguity seems tripleplusungood to me.
Right now everything in Basic English is tagged “en”.
After this someone could tag it “en-simple”, generically.
With the other subtag registered, someone would likely choose “en-basiceng”.
> This could be addressed by stating that the "additional subtag" must
> have the root language + "simple" as its prefix.
I don’t think that it should. People who advocated “simple” wanted it to be generic.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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