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Re: Unicode conference papers

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@vanderpoel.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:10:12 -0800
Message-ID: <638fb7f40611222110l66212af2ga405669200671aed@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Martin Duerst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "Mark Davis" <mark.davis@icu-project.org>, Unicode <unicode@unicode.org>, www-international@w3.org

Hi Martin,

It's not clear what the authors intended, but if you have a look at
one of the shortest URLs with these tags, maybe you can guess their
intent:

http://let.at/

Anyway, I just thought it was interesting that the most common pair of
"languages", was not actually a pair of languages at all! :-)

I believe we will see more problems in language tags than in "charset"
tags for a while because language tags often aren't needed to display
an HTML document, which is perhaps the only test that the author
performs after putting it on the server...

Erik

On 11/22/06, Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:
> At 15:02 06/11/22, Erik van der Poel wrote:
>
> >By the way, the http and meta content-language allow more than one
> >language to be specified. The most common pair of languages is de,at.
> >The next most common is fr,en.
>
> de,at as such doesn't make sense, because at isn't a language
> subtag (see http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry;
> caution: long file). What was meant must be either de-at
> (German, as used in Austria), or de, de-at (German as well
> as German as used in Austria) or something similar.
>
> Regards,    Martin.
Received on Thursday, 23 November 2006 05:10:21 GMT

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