Script codes in RFC 3066

Peter_Constable at Peter_Constable at
Mon Apr 14 11:56:52 CEST 2003

John Cowan wrote on 04/09/2003 12:12:44 PM:

> > It sounds as if 3-character codes for languages would probably
> > suffice, especially if numbers were allowed ("en1" for "Old English;
> > "en3" for Middle English, etc?), but the lack of room in the codespace
> > would mean that in many cases they would not be very mnemonic.
> Agreed.  But there's not much mnemonic about existing Ethnologue codes.
> Who'd guess ZPH for Totomachapan Zapoteco, or XML for Malaysian

Because, as pointed out, you can't make everything mnemonic in a 3-letter

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
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