[loc-en-dev] Prefix subtag used for ill-formed variant in private use
Mark Davis ☕
mark at macchiato.com
Fri Jul 16 12:09:41 PDT 2010
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On Jul 16, 2010 10:33 AM, "Yoshito Umaoka" <y.umaoka at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> In the latest design note, we use private use subtag "jvariant" as the
> prefix of ill-formed variant in BCP47 language tag representation. I
> would like to change this to "lvariant" (stands for l(ocale)
> variant...). The requirement of this is - any distinctive subtag which
> can avoid collision. "jvariant" and "lvariant" actually do not make much
> difference. I want to make it more generic, so want to use a latter
> other than "j". Any objections?
> (Background: We also implement this in ICU and I thought "jvariant"
> looked funny for our C implementation. I think such workaround might be
> used for other locale implementations, not just by Java/ICU)
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