Need decisions on proposed new and updated subtags

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Jan 31 19:12:03 CET 2017

Michael Everson wrote:

> I am minded approve Spanglish tomorrow, unless, Doug, you think
> another two-week extension would have some merit. 

It's your call.

I had suggested the original two-week extension in hopes that more
discussion would shed new light on the issues and possible solutions.
Since January 13, however, the only additional comment was from David
Starner, which was, I think (bot not sure), that a language + language
combination has the same justification as language + region: both allow
flexibility that is seldom used.

The fact that no other subtags for hybrids besides Spanglish have been
proposed on this list, despite talk of them, may be telling.

As stated before, I'm concerned about having Spanglish text be tagged as
either a variety of English or a variety of Spanish, which is what
en-xxx or es-xxx would mean. I'm also concerned about having two
mechanisms for the same thing. But I appear to be the lone voice
expressing these concerns and the decision is yours.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US |

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