Timetable for action: May 31 is suggested

Jon Hanna jon at spin.ie
Mon May 26 17:39:01 CEST 2003

> > The majority opinion seems to favour altering the use of 3066 (some
> > point to registrations like de-1901 as evidence that this isn't
> > really altering 3066 at all).
> In my view the majority want new tags to be allocated, and allocated
> as soon as possible, by the Language Tag Reviewer: any new
> version of RFC 3066 is merely a secondary issue.

The long-term effects of these new tags depends on what might happen with a
new version of 3066. If I thought that a better system than squeezing script
information into language tags were likely to come into being I'd have no
objection to the proposed tags being adopted as a temporary matter.

> > I maintain that script is orthogonal to language.
> Well, countries are orthogonal to languages, yet RFC 3066 handles them :-)

The worrying thing is that people are quite likely seriously using them as
if it did.

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