LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM 19/01/2007 16:54:20,
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dewell at adelphia.net
Sat Jan 20 22:08:25 CET 2007
Addison Phillips <addison at yahoo dash inc dot com> wrote:
> It would help to read the instructions (RFC 4646). This request cannot
> be registered because it is invalid for several reasons:
> 1. Region subtags cannot be registered...
1.5. ISO 3166-2 code elements such as "VC" cannot be used as region
subtags anyway. They are not freely available from ISO (though widely
known and available by other means); there are no particular guarantees
of stability; and they conflict with existing subtags, not only
syntactically but sometimes also semantically, as in this case. The tag
"ca-VC" already has a valid (if seldom-used) meaning: Catalan (ca) as
used in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (VC).
Addison is correct: a variant subtag such as "valencia" is the right way
to distinguish Catalan from Valencian.
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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