[Ltru] Re: Macrolanguage and extlang

"Doug Ewell" <dewell@roadrunner.com> Sun, 15 July 2007 06:21 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Re: Macrolanguage and extlang
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Mark Davis <mark dot davis at icu dash project dot org> wrote:

> Addision and I have discussed the issue of extlang and Macrolanguages 
> and are proposing the following text replacing the use of extlang.

I won't object to this proposed solution.  It is certainly not as bad as 
some of the alternatives that were mentioned, such as an "Encompasses:" 
field with 30 or 40 comma-separated language subtags.  We have to decide 
on something and move along.

It still floors me that we expect any parsers at all to be able to match 
"yue" with "zh" but not to be able to pick "en-US" out of "en-Latn-US". 
And of course all of the grandfathered tags of the form "zh-yue" will 
now have to be deprecated in favor of "yue", instead of being made 

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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