LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R4): pinyin
everson at evertype.com
Tue Sep 23 21:24:37 CEST 2008
On 23 Sep 2008, at 19:47, Phillips, Addison wrote:
> AP> I don’t believe that Mark and Ihar’s request refers to the
> institution at all.
The forms of the proposed subtags do.
> If Mark and Ihar are OK with the revision I have proposed, we can go
> ahead with it with their names on it. If they don't want that,
> perhaps Yury or I or both of us will sponsor it.
> AP> That’s fine, provided you reject Mark/Ihar’s request, submit the
> new request, grant the two week review period required. And note
> that Mark and/or Ihar may appeal your action.
Ihar has indicated that he can live with "1959acad".
> I am rejecting "acade" and "academ" and "akademia" because they are
> too generic.
> AP> Huh? The request itself is not for a generic subtag. I think you
> mean that the subtag’s form suggests that it is a generic subtag
> when it is not.
Yes, I mean the form.
> AP> If you’re going to go down the year path at all costs, I would
> tend to prefer that you get rid of the ugly and unhelpful ‘acad’
> part altogether. The subtag ‘1959’ is consistent with other similar
> subtags (1901, 1996, 1994). If you don’t know what the subtag means,
> you probably shouldn’t be using it and I think that ‘acad’ doesn’t
> add anything outside the context of this email thread.
Noted, but I find "acad" t be neither ugly nor unhelpful.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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