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Re: Proposed changes to Choosing a Language Tag article

From: Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:22:44 -0800
Message-ID: <30b660a20912100922j74bca5eq2e587c103bf1d897@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: public-i18n-core@w3.org
In CLDR, we are using the data as described in
http://unicode.org/draft/reports/tr35/tr35.html#Language_Locale_Field_Definitions(that
is a draft but it will be out in 1.7.2 soon).

(btw, I don't think of "generally better" as being strong language!)

Mark


On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 08:44, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:

>  Thanks Mark.
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> 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].)
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> Do you have such a list already?
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> RI
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> Richard Ishida
> Internationalization Lead
> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
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> *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
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> Looks good, except for the following.
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>  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).
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> 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,
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> 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,
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> Mark
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>  On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 23:23, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
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> During our telecon last night people were happy with the changes
> highlighted using change markup in
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/temp.php
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> The changes were made in an attempt to make it easier to understand
> concepts related to macrolanguages, specific language tags, extlangs, and
> predominant languages.
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> 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.
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> Thanks,
> RI
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> Richard Ishida
> Internationalization Lead
> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
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> http://www.w3.org/International/
> http://rishida.net/
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