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Re: Proposed changes to Choosing a Language Tag article

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 15:25:41 +0900
Message-ID: <4B21E5E5.1060207@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com>
CC: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, public-i18n-core@w3.org
I fully agree with Mark's proposed changes, but have one additional concern.

On 2009/12/11 0:50, Mark Davis ☕ wrote:
> 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).
> =>
> 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,
> =>
> 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,
> =>
> Similarly, it is generally better for backwards compatibility if, when
> dealing with the predominant language in the set,

"if, when", even in context (which is partially missing here), is just 
too complicated. Please simplify.

Regards,   Martin.

> 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
>>
>>
>> ============
>> Richard Ishida
>> Internationalization Lead
>> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/International/
>> http://rishida.net/
>>
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