Registered sgn-* tags
dewell at adelphia.net
Mon Jul 12 23:41:08 CEST 2004
Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> 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.
Why does it absolutely *have* to use that particular scheme?
> 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
This is not a truly generative mechanism, even if it looks like one.
There are 3 possible syntaxes; two cannot be distinguished from one
another in practice, and the third is not valid under any
There definitely needs to be a way to express all of these sign and
signed-spoken languages, but it will probably involve extended language
subtags or variant subtags. (Isn't that what they're for?)
Or, I suppose you could register everything on sgn.html, *really really
quickly*, before RFC 3066 is replaced. Then they would have to be
grandfathered in. (Just a thought.)
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