Script codes in RFC 3066

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Apr 9 18:07:24 CEST 2003

At 10:55 -0500 2003-04-09, Peter_Constable at wrote:
>John Cowan wrote on 04/07/2003 10:21:31 AM:
>  > In this scheme, a language is encoded by either an ISO 639 tag or an ISO
>  > 639 tag followed by an Ethnologue tag.
>Preferable, in my mind, is that ISO 639-3 be completed and provide the
>comprehensive coverage available in the Ethnologue, and that RFC3066bis
>then reference part 3 of ISO 639 as well as parts 1 and 2.

I agree.

Peter and I agree!

>Spelling conventions sometimes correlate with countries, but not always,
>though where a country code isn't appropriate a one-off IANA registration
>is appropriate (as was done in the case of de-1996 etc).

I think I'm going to register en-GB-Oxford.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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