Language Subtag Registration
prosfilaes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 20:59:17 CET 2015
I object to "this will lead to...". I've seen no evidence of any use of
this language registry on Wikimedia. I believe there's one case of a
Wikipedia with an ISO 639 tag sitting on the wrong ISO 639 tag and the
issue being considered important enough to justify the change.
On 11:11am, Wed, Oct 28, 2015 Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM
> 1. Name of requester: Michael Everson
> 2. E-mail address of requester: everson @ evertype.com
> 3. Record Requested:
> Type: variant
> Subtag: wpsimple
> Description: Wikipedia Simple English
> Prefix: en
> 4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
> The subtag is intended to represent the controlled language used on
> http://simple.wikipedia.org. This language is a mix of Basic English, VOA
> Special English, and some more guidelines.
> 5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
> Wikipedia:Simple English Wikipedia
> Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages
> 6. Any other relevant information:
> Problem: The Simple English Wikipedia uses "simple" for the domain (
> simple.wikipedia.org) and "en" for its language. This is a problem
> * The domain is different from the language code.
> * The language code is the same as in the English Wikipedia.
> These two problems definitely create several issues for the
> ContentTranslation extension and possibly other components. It's possible
> to work around them, but it's better to straighten things out by changing
> the language code.
> This will lead to en-wpsimple.wikipedia.org
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> Ietf-languages at alvestrand.no
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