I'd like to discuss more on the IANA subtag, but do you happen to know if
the ietf-languages(a)iana.org mailing list still operating or not? As I seems
to be unable to subscribe it.
2015/10/27 3:10 "Michael Everson" <everson(a)evertype.com>om>:
“Basic English” is a well-defined language form, but
“simple” is not.
That’s one problem.
I’m the IANA subtag registrar, if you didn’t know it. Maybe “wpsimple”
would be precise enough. Are there other Simple Wikipedias?
On 25 Oct 2015, at 09:46, Amir E. Aharoni
Problem: The Simple English Wikipedia uses "simple" for the domain (
) and "en" for its language. This is a problem
* The domain is different from the language
* The language code is the same as in the English Wikipedia.
These two problems definitely create several issues for the
extension and possibly other components. It's possible
to work around them, but it's better to straighten things out by changing
the language code.
The last time I tried to bring this up some people thought that I am
create a new top-level ISO 639-3 language code for it, but
this is definitely not my intention. Rather, I suggest to go forward with
something like "en-simple". The language in question is a variant of
another one, so a subtag makes sense, but I'd love it to be standardized.
Should it be proposed as a new entry to the IANA language subtag
couldn't find anything appropriate at
and I am not familiar with the proposal process.
Is "en-simple" a good suggestion? Or should be something like
"en-wpsimple", like "en-oxendict" (an actually registered variant of
If I recall correctly, Wikipedians already got be-tarask registered
Because the orthography was well-defined.
so this sounds possible to do, but I'd love
your advice before going
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