Language Subtag Registration

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Oct 30 14:03:25 CET 2015

On 30 Oct 2015, at 08:51, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at> wrote:
> Den 2015-10-29 23:42, skrev "Michael Everson" <everson at>:
>> Well, the Wikimedia Foundation Language Committee does have immediate needs for a conformant subtag, and ³wpsimple² is intended to mean only the variety of simple [...] languages which conform to the guidelines for simplification used on Wikimedia¹s projects.
> In that case, I'd say there should be no prefix field in the record for this subtag. Which languages to which this subtag is (appropriately) applicable is defined externally to the language subtag registry, and no need to update that field in the registry  if/when another language becomes (appropriately) applicable.

Whom does that silence serve? Previously we listed a prefix, and if another prefix became appropriate, we added it. 


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