Language Subtag Registration

Michael Everson everson at
Sat Oct 31 00:27:26 CET 2015

On 30 Oct 2015, at 12:15, Phillips, Addison <addison at> wrote:
> Yes. And similarly, eliminating the prefix to allow additional tagging choices, many/most of which will be unwise, is not necessarily a reason not to do it. Unwise-yet-valid tagging choices exist all over (tlh-Cyrl-AQ). On the other hand, this list has historically been reluctant to create "general purpose" variants because the meaning tends to be much more tenuous the less specific the subtag becomes.

“wpsimple” isn’t “general purpose” like “northern” might be. It refers specifically to a set of specifications, a house style, which is quite analogous to “oxendict”. It might be applicable to more than one language, though at present there is only one prefix to which a set of specifications would apply.

I don’t see what the problem is. 


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