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Re: I can't find my language tag in Language Subtag Registry

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:30:07 -0400
To: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Cc: Mats Blakstad <mats.gbproject@gmail.com>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20131022003007.GC12676@mercury.ccil.org>
Gunnar Bittersmann scripsit:

> >>Can I use regional ISO 3166-2 tags?
>
> AFAIS, no.

Correct.  The reasons you can't use them are that dialect boundaries
often don't coincide with political boundaries, and 3166-2 codes aren't
publicly available for most countries.

> If there are no registered variant subtags [section 2.2.5
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5646#section-2.2.5, paragraph 4] you
> are left with the option of private-use subtags [section 2.2.7
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5646#section-2.2.7].

However, it is easy to register a variant subtag.  Follow the
instructions in RFC 5646, post to the ietf-languages@iana.org list, and
wait a few weeks; if you have done your job, your variant subtag will
probably be blessed.

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John Cowan    cowan@ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
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