Registered sgn-* tags

Peter Constable petercon at
Mon Jul 12 22:35:05 CEST 2004

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Everson

> There is a requirement to be able to generate more of this kind of
> tag, for signed speech. I hope that "grandfathered" doesn't mean that
> such will be forbidden in future, because that will not do.

I had reservations when these were registered a few years ago, not
because of the semantics being denoted but because of the way tags were
being formed. I still have reservations. If and when we extend a
successor of RFC 3066 to incorporate support for ISO 639-3, all of these
signed languages (and more) will have their own atomic, alpha-3

Peter Constable
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division

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