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CLDR Ticket #11557(accepted)

Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 4 days ago

Define 'rg' as taking a subdivision code

Reported by: mark Owned by: pedberg
Component: locale-codes-names Data Locale:
Phase: dsub Review:
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We have defined subdivision identifiers as using the region code + subdivision suffix. Example:

gbsct for Scotland

As a part of that we have an "unknown/unspecified" suffix zzzz, so one can use:


Of course, GB is favored where one can use a region code. For example:

en-u-sd-gbsct for English as used in Scotland
en-u-sd-gbzzzz for English as used in an unknown or unspecified part of the UK.

A. We should make it clear that where the region code can be used instead of a subdivision suffix with zzzz, it should be.

Thus en-u-sd-gbzzzz should be written as:


Also, we define the argument to 'rg' as being the region code + zzzz. This is just a special case of a subdivision identifier. It would be (a) conceptually simpler to say that the argument is a subdivision identifier, and (b) allow for finer granularity for region overrides in the future (eg for cantons of Switzerland, or states of India).

B. We should change the argument of 'rg' to be a subdivision identifier
As a part of that, we should document that at the present time all suffixes are treated the same as zzzz in CLDR data.


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comment:1 Changed 4 days ago by mark

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