Re: [Ltru] Proposed -t0- subtag

Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com> Thu, 14 July 2011 17:41 UTC

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Mark
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On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 10:26, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> Mark Davis â?? scripsit:
>
> > I'm a bit hesitant to do so, however, until we've had more experience
> with
> > use cases. With regular language tags, for example, I cannot indicate
> that I
> > speak Californian English with the pin-pen merger.
>
> Well, unless you register a variant subtag such as "inkpin".
>

That doesn't scale well -- but I'd rather not pursue that topic, since we'll
end up diverting from the main issues.


>
> > Ok, that's a bit fanciful. But the point is that I think we need to get
> some
> > more experience with 2 levels (source+target) before we see what makes
> sense
> > beyond that. For those people with particular immediate requirements, a
> > mechanism could be used in the meantime.
>
> My concern is that the -t-...-t- mechanism would come to be used, which
> would
> violate the RFC.
>

We already see the far more common en-GB-FR (meaning en-GB and the user is
currently in FR). There are so many other ways to violate the BCP47 RFC that
duplicate -t- extensions pale in comparison. Any implementation of BCP47
already needs to deal with goofy tags.


> --
> Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
>        --Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
>                 John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
>