Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Dec 19 02:26:41 CET 2016

I don’t agree at all that code-switching combination languages like 
Spanglish can be considered "translations" to the extent the "t" 
extension can reasonably be used to identify them.

If "Don Quixote" or some other Spanish text is translated into English, 
that would be "en-t-es". A vernacular that mixes English and Spanish 
fairly equally, or one that interjects large amounts of Spanish 
vocabulary into an English framework, is not a translation into or out 
of either language.

If it is finally decided that there is a need to create a single BCP 47 
entity for these, instead of using two language tags, then we need to 
create a mechanism that fits the need. If that means creating a new RFC, 
and we all know how complex that process is, then that is what needs to 
be done. We didn't create requirements in RFC 4646 and 5646 in order to 
step around them.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US |

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