Need decisions on proposed new and updated subtags

Don Osborn dzo at
Fri Jan 13 01:03:39 CET 2017

Agree with Shawn. Think of -spanglis as "precomposed" at a time when we're yet not ready for a dynamic system?*

However I do think that we'll see a *lot* more combinations in the coming years, even ones that are hard to imagine today, along with needs for handling them in technical (and social) contexts that are impossible to predict.


* Perhaps eventually some form of AI to tag on the fly?

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From: Ietf-languages [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Shawn Steele
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Subject: RE: Need decisions on proposed new and updated subtags

> > 3. Spanglish variant
> >
> > html 
> >
> > 	Variant: spanglis

> I’ll extend it, but am strongly minded to approve. I don’t find the other arguments convincing, not so far anyway.

I don't object to -spanglis.  

I would not mind a system to encode other combinations, however I don't like the idea of a system as complex as some of the proposals for -t-, and I (& Microsoft, but we're individuals here) are not at all keen on overloading -t- to describe code switching.

I think that there's no harm in registering -spanglis (or other possible requests like -hinglish) even if a more general solution for that concept is agreed upon in the future.


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