ISO 639 and RFC 3066bis

John Cowan jcowan at
Fri Jun 25 21:57:59 CEST 2004

Addison Phillips [wM] scripsit:

> If a code has been reserved so that it will not be assigned, then that code
> is an unassigned code. Unassigned codes are not valid. Thus, reserved codes
> are not valid.

Correct.  But we are already treating some of them as valid in RFC 3066 (the
transitionally reserved ones) and I'm arguing for treating some of the
exceptionally reserved ones (the oddball territories) as valid too.

europanto-eu anyone?

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that cooks with lard and goose fat, the part  
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