ISO 639 JAC decision re mo/mol
doug at ewellic.org
Tue Nov 4 06:19:56 CET 2008
Mark Davis wrote:
> There are, however, two changes that need to be made to the IANA
> registry for this:
> A. 'mo':
> - deprecate and add preferred code "ro-Cyrl".
Disagree. ro-MD is not necessarily written in Cyrillic. The
Preferred-value should be "ro".
> B. 'ro':
> - remove the suppress-script of Latn
Agree, since the language is not overwhelmingly written in either Latin
> - add a comment that Romanian as used in Moldavia ("ro-MD") is
> typically called "Moldovan" or "Moldavian" and written in Cyrillic. It
> is thus generally equivalent in function to "ro-Cyrl-MD".
Disagree. It is generally equivalent to "ro-MD".
Rather than adding a comment, it should be sufficient to add "Moldavian"
and "Moldovan" as additional Description fields for 'ro'. This is
analogous to having both "Dutch" and "Flemish" for the language subtag
'nl' without having to explain in a comment that one name is used in the
Netherlands and the other is used in Belgium.
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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