Sign languages (was: Re: additions to ISO 639 and the IANA
language subtag registry)
cowan at ccil.org
Tue Feb 21 18:43:22 CET 2006
Michael Everson scripsit:
> I think using the 2-letter code for Ghana plus a
> modifier might be better here. That is what we
> used for Martha's Vineyard SL, isn't it?
MVSL has no registered code, so we can do what we like with it.
In any case, the 3166-2 modifiers are too short; we would need to
go with sgn-US-martha and sgn-GH-adamo or some such.
> In general I favour whaat John has suggested. I
> would LIKE to work with Phil Blair and his
> contacts at Gallaudet on this. Can we take time
> to do that? It will take time.
Yes, certainly. All this won't become live until the next round of
revisions, after ISO 639-3 becomes available.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org www.ccil.org/~cowan
Female celebrity stalker, on a hot morning in Cairo:
"Imagine, Colonel Lawrence, ninety-two already!"
El Auruns's reply: "Many happy returns of the day!"
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