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RE: Language Identifier List Criteria

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 17:16:29 +0000
To: www-international@w3.org, ietf-languages@iana.org
Message-id: <1987416CA83AC7499AC772F92E2DBF7802B8E46A@LONSMSXM02.emea.ime.reuters.com>

Hi Tex,

You wrote:

> Although the [useless] sets in q2 might be lengthy, given the 
> number of possible combinations.

What I meant by:

> > The answer to Q2, for zh, might be:
> > -  zh is [useful in/for ...] | [useless]
> > -  zh-CN is [useful in/for ...] | [useless]
> > -  zh-Hans [is useful in/for ...] | [useless]
> > -  etc

is that a conclusion might be that (eg) "zh" alone is useless.  
This requires just one statement, not many statements of the form:
-  it is useless for the PRC
-  it is useless for Taiwan
-  it is useless for Singapore
-  it is useless for Mars
-  it is useless for Alpha Centauri,
-  ...

[I'm taking "zh" as an example and very much hope that I won't 
get replies explaining why and how "zh" alone is useful.]

Misha





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