New Last Call: 'Tags for Identifying Languages' to BCP

Bruce Lilly blilly at
Fri Dec 17 14:10:44 CET 2004

>  Date: 2004-12-14 23:35
>  From: John Cowan <jcowan at>
>  To: Doug Ewell <dewell at>
>  CC: ietf-languages at
> Doug Ewell scripsit:
> > * Region subtag 830, "Channel Islands," is based on a UN M.49 code.
> > Since that is an English-only standard, one must look elsewhere to find
> > the French translation (it's not what you might expect, either).
> In fact, M.49 is available in all six official U.N. languages; it's
> just the *online* version that's English-only.

No, I am quite certain (because I looked!) that the UN M.49 lists
are available online as HTML-ized English and HTML-ized French. It's
certainly not English-only (the online version might reasonably be
called HTML-only, but that's another story).

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