Defect #1389

Support "x-*" language codes by removing length limit

Added by Arthaey Angosii over 14 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2008-06-05
Priority:LowDue date:
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Forcing language codes to be <= 5 characters does not allow for "x-*" codes, which can be arbitrarily long:

"The most widely used standard for identifying languages in Internet documents (such as in HTTP headers or HTML metadata or in the XML lang attribute) is RFC 4646 (formerly RFC 3066). In that standard, a three-letter identifier is interpreted as being a code from the ISO 639-2 standard. RFC 4646 offers an extension mechanism of tags beginning with x- to handle custom codes for languages not covered in the standard." (Source:

There are also "i-*" codes for grandfathered codes. See also the w3c HTML4 spec for the lang attribute and RFC 17666.

095_remove_language_length_limit.rb Magnifier - set users.language column limit to nil (213 Bytes) Arthaey Angosii, 2008-06-05 20:02


#1 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang about 13 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

#2 Updated by Etienne Massip over 10 years ago

  • Category set to I18n

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