Language Subtag Registration
everson at evertype.com
Thu Oct 29 01:02:24 CET 2015
On 28 Oct 2015, at 15:59, David Starner <prosfilaes at gmail.com> wrote:
> I object to "this will lead to…".
I made this registration on behalf of Amir Aharoni who raised it on the Wikimedia Foundation Language Committee list. (I am also a member of that committee.)
> 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.
Yes, for instance als.wikipedia.org (which should be for Tosk Albanian) is being changed to gsw.wikipedia.org (for Swiss German).
"This will lead to en-wpsimple.wikipedia.org” is what they want to do with simple.wikipedia.org because they want to follow standards better than they have in the past.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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