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Re: [i18n review comment] Locale references to BCP47 and CLDR #189

From: Bernadette Farias Lóscio <bfl@cin.ufpe.br>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:45:07 -0300
Message-ID: <CANx1Pzx+4e26nxLo1PPeSH+xLVAnBxc_1BE5umEkeud9UnQhsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: ishida@w3.org
Cc: W3C DWBP WG - Comments <public-dwbp-comments@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Dear Ishida,

We made an update on the DWBP document [1] to reflect your comment.
Specifically, we updated the "Possible Approach to Implementation" of BP3
to recommend the use of BCP47 and CLDR.

However, we are not sure if Example 3 is consistent with your
recommendation. Could you please check if it is ok?

DWBP editors


2016-07-22 9:36 GMT-03:00 <ishida@w3.org>:

> [raised by aphillips]
> Best Practice 3 includes as an example the use of `dct:language` to
> indicate locale and refers loosely to the need to indicate the language and
> locale of data values. The standards that embody locale and language
> identification on the Web (and on the Internet more generally) are IETF BCP
> 47 [RFC5646/RFC4647](https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47) and [CLDR](
> http://cldr.unicode.org).
> The I18N WG recognizes that these standards do not have a linked data
> representation currently, but the current representations given as examples
> in this document are incomplete and have a variety of limitations or
> problems. This is recognized, for example, by the fact that Dublin Core's
> language element was defined to reference RFC3066, which was the current
> BCP47 when that standard was published. However, BCP 47 has been updated
> since and the current formulation, while fully compatible with RFC3066, is
> the preferred reference.
> The WG feels that BP3 should include a reference or recommendation to
> consistently use BCP47 as the standard for language and locale
> identification and, informatively, to CLDR as the source for both
> representing specific localized formats and as a reference for specific
> locale data values.
> Please note that this is in addition to the need to recommend
> locale-neutral representations[
> https://github.com/w3c/i18n-activity/issues/187] instead).

Bernadette Farias Lóscio
Centro de Informática
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Brazil
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