Add Likely Subtags first step
doug at ewellic.org
Sat Jan 24 00:43:09 CET 2015
[removing CLDR from the To: list]
I think all of Kent's suggestions below are interesting, and agree with
most of them in principle.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | http://ewellic.org
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Subject: Re: Add Likely Subtags first step
From: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at telia.com>
Date: Fri, January 23, 2015 11:50 am
To: Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org>, <cldr-users at unicode.org>,
Ietf-languages <ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no>
Den 2015-01-23 17:35, skrev "Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org> (on the
> Not all grandfathered tags have a Preferred-Value. Canonicalization leaves
> such tags unchanged. Examples include "cel-gaulish", "en-GB-oed", and
Speaking of grandfathered tags...
According to Wikipedia, the Gaulish languages are (or rather were):
xtg – Transalpine Gaulish
xcg – Cisalpine Gaulish
xlp – Lepontic
xga – Galatian
So I think cel-gaulish should be deprecated, with a comment like:
"Comment: See: xtg for Transalpine Gaulish, xcg for Cisalpine Gaulish,
xlp for Lepontic, xga for Galatian."
Description: Min, Fuzhou, Hokkien, Amoy, or Taiwanese
According to Ethnologue (https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mnp):
"The Chinese now divide Chinese Min into 5 major varieties:
Min Nan [nan], Min Bei [mnp], Min Dong [cdo], Min Zhong [czo], and
Others say there are at least 9 varieties which are inherently mutually
So I think a comment like:
"Comment: See: nan for Min Nan, mnp for Min Bei, cdo for Min Dong,
czo for Min Zhong, cpx for Pu-Xian."
would be appropriate for this registry entry, while deprecating this
According to Wikipedia, Mingo is a dialect of Seneca (language subtag:
So I think this one should be deprecated, with a reference to 'see' for
or possibly to (Preferred-Value) 'see-mingo' where 'mingo' is a new
At the very least there should be a reference to Seneca, even of not
deprecating this tag.
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