Applying for a common Moroccan Amazigh subtag

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Jan 4 18:45:01 CET 2011

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> replied to Patrick
Andries <patrick at hapax dot qc dot ca>:

>> and ISO 639-3 is the way? 
> Yes. New language, their business first. RFC 5646, section 3.6 :
> Before attempting to register a language subtag, there MUST be an
> attempt to register the language with ISO 639.

An additional procedural point:

If ISO 639 does reject this request, and you decide to register a
language subtag in accordance with Section 3.6, it MUST be five to eight
letters long.  See Section 2.1 (ABNF) and Section 2.2.1, item 5. 
Neither 'mac' nor 'zgh' nor any other three-letter value is permissible
for a language subtag not based on ISO 639.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
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