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Re: Language Identifier List up for comments

From: Turbano <emanuau@bol.com.br>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:50:03 -0200
Message-ID: <000b01c4e1ec$31b16fa0$0300a8c0@thomas>
To: "Tex Texin" <tex@xencraft.com>, "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>, <ietf-languages@alvestrand.no>

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>
To: "Tex Texin" <tex@xencraft.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>; <ietf-languages@alvestrand.no>
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Language Identifier List up for comments


>
> Do you really need to specify different types of English used in the 
> United States territories (e.g. Puerto Rico, Guam, etc). I'm aware that 
> there are local varieties in some cases, but I'm not sure they are 
> reflected in the WRITTEN forms, just in pronunciation. That is, business 
> English is the same in Puerto Rico as in the continental U.S.
>
> This contrasts with en-GB (British English) in which there are genuine 
> differences in spelling, punctuation and standard pronunciations.
>
> Theoretically, you could create a pronunciation/syntax engine for en-PR as 
> well as en-TX (Texas), en-NYC (New Yawk City), etc, but I'm not sure how 
> well received it would be as a serious tool. I suspect some Puerto Ricans 
> would be offended by the concept of a speech synthesizer programmed to 
> deliver English in a Latino accent, even though it's linguistically 
> accurate.
>
> Elizabeth Pyatt
>
> P.S. The same comment applies for British territories. Is standard British 
> English used in the Falkand Islands, Bermuda and Gibralter or are 
> different spelling conventions used?
>
>
>
>
>>http://www.i18nguy.com/unicode/language-identifiers.html
>>
>>I will add caveats and expand the list to be both one level and two level 
>>as we
>>go along.
>>
>>I am in a busy patch, so comment now, but I won't make many updates until 
>>the
>>weekend.
>>
>>tex
>
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