New language codes?

Miloš Komarčević kmilos at
Sun Oct 5 14:33:03 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:53 AM, Asgeir Frimannsson <asgeirf at> wrote:
> Just to clear up any confusion:
> No, we are not planning on changing the language codes by adding country qualifiers. This was just an attempt to make the documentation build in publican, which seemed to have a rather unjustified 'preference' of LANG-COUNTRY style codes. We have confirmed that simple LANG codes doesn't break anything (except generating translation reports - which is now fixed upstream), and hence any changes as proposed in the earlier emails were never committed.
> What we *might* do at some point is change the way we represent codes to conform to RFC3066, i.e. en_US -> en-US and sr_Latn to sr-Latn.

You might wont to check how DocBook will handle this, as the
underscores were there because of DB. Not sure, but if we're lucky it
replaces hyphens with underscores internally.


P.S. RFC3066 is obsoleted by RFC4646/4647

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