The role of country codes/Not snazzy
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Thu May 29 12:47:04 CEST 2003
Marion Gunn scripsit:
> These silly threads seem to indicate too many people on these two lists are
> underemployed or interested in developing smokescreens for other activities.
Insolence *and* paranoia. I see.
> When a reference to using embryonic ISO 639-3 to 'legitimize' SIL's flawed
> Ethnologue is let pass with no comment,
Of course it's flawed. The whole idea of an unflawed list of languages
is a pipe-dream, because "language" is not a well-defined concept.
> John Cowan's pet 4-letter word (on ietf-l),
Distinguo. I mentioned the word (as opposed to using it), I ellipsized
the vowel (which was part of the point), and I clearly marked my remark
> one has to ask why more serious professionals do
> not sign off those lists.
Feel free to do so at any time; I doubt you will be missed, and I have
publicly promised not to pursue you beyond them.
> en-IE is most commonly used to indicate a locale with a different
> currency, etc., to either en-US or en-UK/GB.
So it is, but the topic on ietf-languages is languages and their varieites
and tags therefor, not labels for locales (IMHO a much more flawed concept).
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