Registered sgn-* tags
everson at evertype.com
Mon Jul 12 22:26:41 CEST 2004
At 13:18 -0700 2004-07-12, Doug Ewell wrote:
>What we need here is a way to register -- not necessarily generate --
>tags for the sign languages, and signed spoken languages, that Michael
>wants to represent.
And we need to do it using the scheme developed in 2001.
> > See http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso639/sgn.html for a complete
>> specification which outlines the scheme.
>> A simple fix to 3066bis, if it is going to proscribe this kind of
>> thing, is to specifially allow the syntax as described in that
>> document as permitted following, specifically, the 3-letter code
>There are three related but different syntaxes exemplified in sgn.html:
> > The requirement has to do with identifying "Place-name's Sign
>> Language" and also "Signed Spoken-Language". This is complex, but if
>> you let what was developed in 2001 continue to work for tags
>> following "sgn" then there won't be any disruption and the system can
>> work as it does today.
>The tags in Table A are all registered under RFC 3066, and would all
>become generative or would be grandfathered under RFC 3066bis.
I expect that the scheme developed in 2001 will be valid for sgn-
tags. I hope that the framers of 3066bis will be reasonable about
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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