Language Identifier List Criteria

John Cowan jcowan at
Tue Dec 21 18:36:24 CET 2004

Misha Wolf scripsit:

> Why does this list contain fr-GB?  How does this differ from, 
> eg, fr-FR?

fr-GB would be the French that is official in Jersey (as distinct from
Jerriais, which is another matter altogether).  For ISO 3166 purposes,
Jersey is part of the U.K., though legally it is merely in personal
union with the Crown -- in the Channel Islands, the loyal toast is not
"The Queen" but "The Duke" (of Normandy).

The internet domain ".gg" is a reserved code in ISO 3166 and will be usable in
RFC 3066bis.

> Why does it contain cy-GB?  How does this differ from cy?

Because there is also cy-AR.

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