[tei-council] CH and Language Tags
mholmes at uvic.ca
Fri Jul 6 18:21:53 EDT 2012
Last call for responses on this. If no-one has any objections, I'm going
to go ahead and do it in the next couple of days...
On 12-07-04 08:26 AM, Martin Holmes wrote:
> Hi all,
> The more I look at the instructions for constructing language tags in
> the CH chapter, the less I like them. I do, however, like these two
> excellent guides, one higher-level and the other more practical:
> I'm inclined to replace all of our confusing and outdated info with
> something which simply says:
> - BCP47 is the authoritative guide to best practice.
> - IANA's language subtag registry is the authoritative list of
> recommended subtags.
> - The first document above (language-tags) gives a solid overview of
> the process of constructing language tags.
> - The second document (qa-choosing-language-tags) gives a detailed set
> of step-by-step instructions for choosing appropriate language tags.
> Does anyone see any objection to this? Right now we have vague and
> misleading instructions, and although we could rewrite them, where
> better authoritative sources exist, it makes more sense, I think, to
> refer readers to them.
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