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Tags for Identifying Languages (RFC5646)

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Original Publication Date: 2009-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Sep-05

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A. Phillips: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document describes the structure, content, construction, and semantics of language tags for use in cases where it is desirable to indicate the language used in an information object. It also describes how to register values for use in language tags and the creation of user-defined extensions for private interchange.

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Network Working Group                                   A. Phillips, Ed. Request for Comments: 5646                                        Lab126 BCP: 47                                                    M. Davis, Ed. Obsoletes: 4646                                                   Google Category: Best Current Practice                           September 2009

                      Tags for Identifying Languages

Abstract

   This document describes the structure, content, construction, and    semantics of language tags for use in cases where it is desirable to    indicate the language used in an information object.  It also    describes how to register values for use in language tags and the    creation of user-defined extensions for private interchange.

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the    Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for    improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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 Phillips & Davis         Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]
 RFC 5646                     Language Tags                September 2009

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.  The Language Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

     2.1.  Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       2.1.1.  Formatting of...