Language subtag modification request: frr Suppres-Script Latn
dewell at adelphia.net
Wed Feb 15 17:06:00 CET 2006
Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald at alvestrand dot no> wrote:
> Frank's proposal is a modification to one of the tags listed on your
> page, Doug. It may be seen as seeing if we can have a rational
> discussion of a modification to your implied request :-)
I don't think that's the point. These are two completely different
types of request, and I'm not at all sure it's appropriate to combine
My page describes new subtags that the Language Subtag Reviewer MUST
review and, unless a problem is found, MUST approve and submit to IANA,
in accordance with Section 3.3 of draft-registry, with little or no
input from this list (but preferably with the submissions to IANA cc'd
to this list). Most of these are based on code elements that were added
to ISO 639 back in November, and I first posted an announcement about my
page more than two months ago (before 'zxx' was added in January). I'm
actually not supposed to have to do this; it's just a courtesy to the
I strongly urge the Reviewer to approve and submit these subtags without
further delay, or we risk being accused of the same lack of timeliness
and responsiveness that the ISO maintenance agencies have been accused
of. I note that they do not conflict with any existing registry
entries, which is the only decision that needs to be made with respect
to adding them or not.
Frank's request is of a different nature; it is a discretionary request.
It falls under Section 3.5, and under item 7 of Section 3.4. Frank
submits the registration form (which he has done), we discuss the
proposed change on this list for at least two weeks, and then the
Reviewer either approves it and sends it to IANA, or rejects it with
comments. In this case, Frank is actually proposing a change to a
subtag that doesn't exist yet. IMHO, we need to have the subtag first
before we can modify it.
If one of us were requesting a change in the Description field of an
existing subtag, and the other were requesting a Suppress-Script to be
added to the same subtag, then I believe it would be wholly appropriate
to combine the requests.
BTW, I support Frank's proposal -- once the subtag 'frr' is added -- and
agree with him that dozens more Suppress-Scripts need to be added.
Somebody just needs to do the research on them, as Frank has done for
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