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RE: Proposed changes to Choosing a Language Tag article

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:14:47 -0000
To: '"Martin J. Dürst"' <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, 'Mark Davis ☕' <mark@macchiato.com>
Cc: <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00b401ca7a7d$0f6be3b0$2e43ab10$@org>
Thanks.  All suggestions incorporated, and article now republished.

RI

============
Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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




> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Martin J. Dürst" [mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp]
> Sent: 11 December 2009 06:26
> To: Mark Davis ☕
> Cc: Richard Ishida; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposed changes to Choosing a Language Tag article
> 
> 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/
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> 
> --
> #-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
> #-# http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp   mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp
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