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[Bug 14709] lang tag validation is insufficiently specified

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--- Comment #5 from Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> 2011-11-07 17:38:23 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> For example, OpenType defines its own language system tag (LangSysTag) registry
> [1], which is distinct from (though based in part on) ISO639, and thus distinct
> from BCP47 and HTML5's lang/xml:lang value spaces.
> 
> [1] http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/languagetags.htm

I neglected to mention it, but apropos your example, OpenType uses 'BRM ' as
the language tag for Burmese, and not 'my' or 'myr'. So one would have to
perform a mapping here in either case (of 2 or 3 character ISO639 tags).

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