Need decisions on proposed new and updated subtags
Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Fri Jan 13 01:43:45 CET 2017
I almost mentioned that but I didn't want my mail to drag on ☺ IMO we already have some issues like that, and there are inconsistencies still in best-practices. (like suppress-script, which sometimes is used and sometimes not). So I'm not too worried about the possibility of synonyms.
From: Doug Ewell [mailto:doug at ewellic.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:05 PM
To: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com>; Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>; Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft.com>
Cc: ietflang IETF Languages Discussion <ietf-languages at iana.org>
Subject: RE: Need decisions on proposed new and updated subtags
Shawn Steele wrote:
> 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.
One drawback is that we end up either with multiple mechanisms to denote the same thing, or with deprecated subtags which some implementations may have already been embedded in amber (the way Java still prefers 'iw'
over 'he') .
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org
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