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Re: Language Identifier List up for comments

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 17:58:39 -0500
To: Mark Davis <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, ietf-languages@alvestrand.no
Message-ID: <20041217225839.GC3044@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Mark Davis scripsit:

> And the broader point is that whenever you are saying that xx-YY and xx-ZZ
> have different denotations, you *are* saying that xx differs by country. In
> that case you can't just say that xx-WW is "not recommended", you have to
> say *which* country variant it is the same as.

Not necessarily, especially if you don't know.  Claiming that de-AT, de-DE, and
de-CH are recommended doesn't disrecommend other possibilities; in particular,
there is a fair amount of de-US material out there, especially old newspapers,
but it probably wouldn't make sense to recommend de-US for general use today.

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