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New web app: Searching for language subtags

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 14:58:40 +0100
To: "'WWW International'" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004a01c77465$db00a540$6401a8c0@rishida>

You may find this of interest.  It's purely a personal project.


http://people.w3.org/rishida/blog/?p=90 says:

This tool allows you to search for tags that have, say, ‘french’ in their description (there are currently 11), or to find out what that mysterious ‘ch’ tag stands for (there are 2 possibilities). Or you can simply list all current language tags, or script tags, or variants, etc.

For months I’ve been wanting to write a small, Web-based tool for finding things in the subtag registry without having to work on the (for many people, intimidating) raw text file on the IANA site.

Tom Gruner created an initial tool for pretty printing the IANA list, which handled enough of the basics to allow me to use the little time I have these days to add the search functionality on top.

If you have JavaScript running, you are shown just the tags and descriptions initially, but by clicking on those you can reveal all additional information in the registry for a given tag. I also highlight tags that are deprecated, so you can see that straight away.

(PS: Some final tweaks to the code will come when I have a spare moment for things like making the expanding list more accessible, etc.)


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
Received on Sunday, 1 April 2007 13:58:18 UTC

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