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RE: [Ltru] RE: New web app: Searching for language subtags

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 14:37:13 +0100
To: "'Addison Phillips'" <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: "'WWW International'" <www-international@w3.org>, "'LTRU Working Group'" <ltru@ietf.org>
Message-ID: <00df01c7752c$06170050$6401a8c0@rishida>

Hi Addison,

I tried to clarify uses of tag and subtag properly, and added the ability to look at tags too.

RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Addison Phillips [mailto:addison@yahoo-inc.com] 
> Sent: 01 April 2007 17:41
> To: Misha Wolf
> Cc: Richard Ishida; WWW International; LTRU Working Group
> Subject: Re: [Ltru] RE: New web app: Searching for language subtags
> 
> +1
> 
> This is quite a nice tool.
> 
> I note: I think a bit more care should be used with the terms 
> "tag" and "subtag". The use of the word "tag" in the tool is 
> misleading, since it implies the tools searches for tags. In 
> fact, the tool can only look at the grandfathered/redundant 
> tags. It's really a subtag tool.
> 
> Addison
> 
> Misha Wolf wrote:
> > Hi Richard,
> > 
> > Having spent a few minutes playing with this, it seems to be both 
> > useful and fun.
> > 
> > My one concern is that people who haven't been initiated into the 
> > arcane mysteries of BCP 47, might misunderstand the meaning of a 
> > heading like "redundant" in response to a search for "Chinese".  It 
> > needs to be made clear to people that this is a tool for 
> examining the 
> > registry,
> > *NOT* a tool for finding appropriate language tags.  If it 
> is meant to 
> > be used for the latter purpose, then some changes are very 
> much needed 
> > :-)
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Misha
> >  
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> > [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Richard Ishida
> > Sent: 01 April 2007 14:59
> > To: 'WWW International'
> > Subject: New web app: Searching for language subtags
> > 
> > 
> > You may find this of interest.  It's purely a personal project.
> > 
> > http://people.w3.org/rishida/utils/subtags/
> > 
> > 
> > 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.)
> > 
> > RI
> > 
> > 
> > ============
> > Richard Ishida
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> >  
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> Addison Phillips
> Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
> 
> Internationalization is an architecture.
> It is not a feature.
> 
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