[Ltru] Numerical region subtags (RE: extlang)

"Don Osborn" <dzo@bisharat.net> Wed, 21 March 2007 00:23 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Numerical region subtags (RE: extlang)
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Thanks Doug. Sorry you may have noted this too (forget with so many details).

So the Africa numerical region subtags have not been defined/adopted by IETF-languages, but the Latin America numerical tag "419" has? (Hence es-419?) Not that I'm planning on it, but if there were a need for a tag for say East African Swahili or for African French, one would need to make the proposal to IETF-languages?

Just clarifying. TIA..

Don

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Ewell [mailto:dewell@adelphia.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 3:31 PM
> To: LTRU Working Group
> Cc: dzo@bisharat.net
> Subject: Re: extlang
> 
> Don Osborn <dzo at bisharat dot net> wrote:
> 
> >> Yes, hence language tags such as "es-419" [Latin American Spanish,
> >> essentially]. This is a somewhat artificial distinction useful in
> >> certain contexts. But most language tags have some basis actual
> >> language distinctions.
> >
> > Thanks for reminding me of this (I believe John mentioned it a while
> > back). It might be an approach useful for a number of African
> > languages (Swahili and Hausa for starters, although each have
> > country-level locales already) and probably for such as African
> French
> > or English.
> 
> I brought this up once; John may have also.
> 
> Here are the numeric region subtags that refer to Africa:
> 
> 002    Africa
> 011    Western Africa
> 014    Eastern Africa
> 015    Northern Africa
> 017    Middle Africa
> 018    Southern Africa
> 
> As a reminder, these are defined by the UN Statistics Division, not by
> ietf-languages.
> 
> --
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