Proposed Successor to RFC 3066 (language tags)

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Nov 26 22:59:38 CET 2003

At 15:14 +0000 2003-11-26, Debbie Garside wrote:
>As an expert in languages and coding systems, I 
>am sorry that you cannot see the use of the 
>Linguasphere product in 
>technologies/internet applications to mention 
>but a few.

I am not sure what use would be made of the level of granularity it

>As to the Linguasphere database being 
>expensive... it has never been offered for sale. 
>The printed register is available for £100 plus 
>P+P to interested parties.

I consider that expensive.

>However, Linguasphere have given many many copies of the register away free
>in exchange for updated information from experts such as yourself.  If you
>would like a copy of the Register and would like to suggest corrections or
>make comments on its content you will find our response most welcoming;
>Indeed Linguasphere actively encourages contact with linguists worldwide in
>order to correct, add and update the information.

Certainly I would like a copy of the Register, if 
you would like to give me one for review.

>I see that you are based in Dublin, I will have occasion to be in Dublin 4-5
>times a year for the next 3 years starting in January (in relation to
>another international project with Irish partners based in Dublin) I would
>welcome the opportunity to meet with you in order to discuss the methodology
>for distinguishing language and dialect and to deliver a copy of the
>Linguasphere register at the same time.

All right. I am interested to learn who your Irish partners are.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *
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