backpeddling on suggestion
petercon at microsoft.com
Thu Aug 19 12:32:46 CEST 2004
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
> I don't see where the conflict is. An RFC 3066bis tag cannot begin
> an extended language subtag; they can only be used after a primary
> language subtag. So there would be no confusion if "min" meant one
> thing as a primary language subtag (derived from ISO 639-2) and
> something else as an extlang subtag (derived from ISO 639-3) or in a
> grandfathered tag.
> So if ISO 639-3 wanted to assign the ISO 639-3 code "min" to the Min
> language group in China, there would be no conflict with Minangkabau,
Impossible. It will be impossible for alpha-3 identifiers to mean
different things in different parts of ISO 639.
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