Simple: Language Subtag Registration

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Dec 14 23:04:43 CET 2015

On 14 Dec 2015, at 20:47, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:
> Luc Pardon wrote:
>> This could be addressed by stating that the "additional subtag" must
>> have the root language + "simple" as its prefix.
>> E.g.:
>> Subtag: newspeak
>> Prefix: en-simple
> I believe this is everybody's intent.

I don’t expect en-simple-basiceng. I expect en-basiceng, just as I expect en-scouse. 

> "If for particular purposes a need arises to tag specific, well-defined
> subvariants of Hepburn, they can be added in future.”

Hepburn is well-defined. “Simple” means nothing, really. 

Michael Everson *

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