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RE: [OT] Latin American Spanish

From: Carl W. Brown <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 20:25:14 -0700
To: <Peter_Constable@sil.org>, <locales@yahoogroups.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FNEHIHOMIIDPDCIFEJEGGEDIDCAA.cbrown@xnetinc.com>

Peter,

Look at MultiLingual Computing #42 Volume 12 Issue 6 September 2001 pp 28-34

Carl

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> Peter_Constable@sil.org
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> Subject: [OT] Latin American Spanish
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> Sorry for this off-topic item, but I'm wanting to get some info and have
> good reason to think the people on this list can provide it
> (because I have
> a recollection of this being discussed among many of the people on one of
> these lists at some point in the past).
>
> A request was made a while ago for a tag to be registered with
> IANA per the
> terms of RFC 3066 that can be used for Spanish content that has been
> tailored in terms of vocabulary to make it suitable for use throughout
> Latin America, though not necessarily elsewhere. This seems like a
> reasonable request to me, as I've heard people in the
> localisation industry
> say numerous times that they need to be able to assign just such
> a metadata
> attribute to such content. The language tag reviewer is
> insisting, however,
> on examples illustrating that there can be data so characterised. This
> request doesn't affect me personally, but I believe there's a
> valid problem
> to be solved, and I want to help see the issue get discussed without
> getting hung up on the red herring that Spanish spoken in the Americas is
> not a single unified variety.
>
> I'm wondering if people here can provide any specific examples
> showing ways
> in which vocabulary (or other language features) can be
> constrained to make
> content usable throughout the Americas, though not necessarily
> guaranteeing
> the same elsewhere.
>
>
>
> - Peter
>
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> Peter Constable
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