RE: Tagging orthographic systems

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Sep 15 2000 - 17:30:43 EDT

On Fri, 15 Sep 2000, Michael Everson wrote:

> >Out of curiosity: is no "en-IE" tag needed for Éire? Does written Irish
> >English have any details different from other Englishes?
> None that I can think of. Apart from the regular need to write Irish names
> and words correctly with their acute accents, English orthography is, er,
> just as chaotic as it is in Britain.

Nevertheless, "en-ie" is a valid RFC 1766 tag, and may be useful in
labeling spoken word recordings.

John Cowan                         
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