ISSUE-484: Use BCP47 instead of ISO 639-1 for identifying languages

Use BCP47 instead of ISO 639-1 for identifying languages

State:
CLOSED
Product:
vehicle-information-access
Raised by:
Steven Atkin
Opened on:
2015-08-19
Description:
THREAD: http://www.w3.org/Mail/flatten/index?subject=i18n-ISSUE-484&list=public-automotive


8.2 Language Configuration Interface
http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-vehicle-data-20150616/#attributes-49

BCP47 should be used to identify languages instead of ISO 639-1.
See https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47

One of the problems with using ISO 639-1 2 letter codes is that it does not adequately address the handling of Chinese. For example, in ISO 639-1 Chinese is represented as zh. This code cannot indicate whether the writing system is Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese. The BCP47 standard clearly indicates which writing system is in use. In this case if Simplified Chinese was being used the code would be zh-Hans and for Traditional Chinese it would be zh-Hant.
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Related emails:
  1. Re: i18n-ISSUE-484: Use BCP47 instead of ISO 639-1 for identifying languages (from duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp on 2015-09-21)
  2. i18n-ISSUE-484: Use BCP47 instead of ISO 639-1 for identifying languages (from atkin@us.ibm.com on 2015-09-17)
  3. i18n-ISSUE-484: Use BCP47 instead of ISO 639-1 for identifying languages (from atkin@us.ibm.com on 2015-08-21)
  4. I18N-ISSUE-484: Use BCP47 instead of ISO 639-1 for identifying languages ⓟ [vehicle-information-access] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-08-19)

Related notes:

https://github.com/w3c/i18n-activity/issues/87

Richard Ishida, 17 Mar 2016, 12:44:11

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