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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: Language codes ???
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:10:19 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> Do you know why we don't just follow the IETF's recommendations in
> this area?  They have a similar scheme, BCP 47, but use a hyphen
> rather than underscore, e.g., en-US, pt-BR.  This is what is used on
> the web in general, e.g., in HTTP headers.
> See:

I have absolutely no idea, probably it just happened that someone chose 
a convention for OpenOffice.

> The even take it a step further, which might be useful in some cases.
> For example:  sr-Latn-RS means Serbian language written in Latin
> script, as used in Serbia.

In this case we have both, and we call them "sh" and "sr":
But indeed we wouldn't be able to use this trick in other, similar cases.


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