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RE: Proposed changes to Choosing a Language Tag article

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:44:13 -0000
To: 'Mark Davis ☕' <mark@macchiato.com>
Cc: <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <026101ca79b8$01757a20$04606e60$@org>
Thanks Mark.

 

One thing I'd like to do (though not to block publication of the updated article), especially if we are to word this so strongly, is develop a list of which specific language tags should defer to the macrolanguage tag.  (This is particularly useful for my lookup tool, for which I have currently only added information for zh and ar[1].)

 

Do you have such a list already?

 

RI

 

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/





 

From: mark.edward.davis@gmail.com [mailto:mark.edward.davis@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Mark Davis ?
Sent: 10 December 2009 15:51
To: Richard Ishida
Cc: public-i18n-core@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposed changes to Choosing a Language Tag article

 

Looks good, except for the following.

 

 in practice convention often associates the macrolanguage subtag with the predominant language among the encompassed subtags - in this case, cmn (Mandarin Chinese).

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in practice, convention overwhelmingly associates the macrolanguage subtag with the predominant language among the encompassed subtags - in this case, cmn (Mandarin Chinese).

 

it may sometimes be better to use the macrolanguage subtag for the predominant language,

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it is generally better to use the macrolanguage subtag for the predominant language,

 

Similarly, it may sometimes be better for backwards compatibility if, when dealing with the predominant language in the set, 

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Similarly, it is generally better for backwards compatibility if, when dealing with the predominant language in the set, 


Mark



On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 23:23, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:

During our telecon last night people were happy with the changes highlighted using change markup in http://www.w3.org/International/questions/temp.php

The changes were made in an attempt to make it easier to understand concepts related to macrolanguages, specific language tags, extlangs, and predominant languages.

If there are no further objections, I'd like to remove the change marks and update the article asap. Please let me know quickly if you have comments.

Thanks,
RI


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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/







 

 

 
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