John Cowan jcowan at
Fri Apr 11 17:44:06 CEST 2003

Michael Everson scripsit:

> The Language Tag Review will NOT encode things that are decided upon 
> by "if so"s and "sounds like useful". 639 has criteria, SIL has 
> criteria, and 3066 has criteria. Linguistic reality, friends, and 
> colleagues. Please. Not "potentially useful" or "logically possible" 
> codes.


Roozbeh says that he knows that az is written in Arabic in both Iran and
Azerbaycan, and in Latin and in Cyrillic in Azerbaycan only.  Documentation
of this claim can surely be found.  Postulating that it has been found,
do you agree that the tags I mentioned (az-latn, az-cyrl, az-arab-az,
az-arab-ir) are fit to be registered?  If not, why not?

John Cowan      jcowan at
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