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Re: 2 many language tags for Norwegian

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar.bittersmann@web.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 17:38:45 +0200
Message-Id: <2034729400@web.de>
To: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: www-international@w3.org

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Aah... gsw. Swiss German. Added in 2006, according to the language 
> subtag registry.
> So why no use de-CH instead?

Frank has pointed out the differences already. For a German, it would be no problem to unterstand 'de-CH', but hard to nearly unimpossible to understand SchwyzerdŁtsch 'gsw'. (People speaking 'gsw' are subtitled on DE/AT/CH TV channel 3sat.)

> > "frs", "dsb", "lsb", etc. 
> Those are not the German language. (They are German/Germanic languages.)

Lower Sorbian 'dsb' and Upper Sorbian 'lsb' are Slavic languages (related to Czech and Polish). Their macrolanguage tag is 'wen'. No way of tagging them de-something.

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