ISO 639-2 decision: "mis"
mark.davis at icu-project.org
Thu Jun 14 06:09:46 CEST 2007
'mis' is thus a complete abomination. Why on earth should we not deprecate
it? That does not prevent it from being used -- we can't do that for
stability's sake -- but does give as strong a warning as we can.
On 6/13/07, Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft.com> wrote:
> As I've suggested before, 'mis' has always been inherently unstable.
> *From:* ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:
> ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] *On Behalf Of *Mark Davis
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:55 PM
> *To:* John Cowan
> *Cc:* ietf-languages at iana.org; iso639-2 at loc.gov; Håvard Hjulstad;
> isojac at loc.gov; iso639 at dkuug.dk
> *Subject:* Re: ISO 639-2 decision: "mis"
> This is a mixed bag. On the one hand, it is great to finally get some
> clarity on the intended meaning for the future. On the other hand, it means
> that this code's meaning is intrinsically intended to narrow over time; as
> each new code is added, its meaning narrows to cover fewer situations. This
> is inherently *unstable*, and unsuitable for any situation that demands
> stability, like BCP 47.
> Note that this still does not allow a narrowing of "mis" in BCP 47.
> However, for this case I think it makes the case strong enough for
> completely deprecating "mis" in BCP 47bis.
> On 6/13/07, *John Cowan* <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:
> Håvard Hjulstad scripsit:
> > The identifier mis, which has been part of ISO 639-2 since its
> > publication in 1998, has its scope changed from collective to special
> > purpose.
> > The previously assigned "names" in English and French were
> > "miscellaneous languages" and "diverses, langues". These "names"
> > have been changed to uncoded languages and langues non codées.
> In my last lifetime, John Cowan
> I believed in reincarnation; http://www.ccil.org/~cowan<http://www.ccil.org/%7Ecowan>
> in this lifetime, cowan at ccil.org
> I don't. --Thiagi
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