BCP47 Appeals process

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Thu Sep 18 00:33:10 CEST 2008

From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Yury Tarasievich

>> That's wrong; if this tag gets registered, -akadem or whatever will
>> mean the Belarusian Academic orthography. de-akadem will be absurd but
>> legal, meaning the Belarusian academic orthography of German.
> Now *that*'s wrong. The word "akadem" doesn't *mean* anything, per se;

But we're not talking about the word "akadem"; we're talking about a registered subtag "akadem" (or whatever form we choose to register), and its meaning is whatever we choose it to be (by virtue of how we document the meaning in the registry).

It would be precisely as David described.


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