sgn-MT: new RFC 3066 tag

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Fri Oct 1 18:38:51 CEST 2004

These are already defined in 3066 since "sgn" is a valid ISO 639 tag, and
"MT" is a valid ISO 3166 code; registration is unnecessary. The only purpose
would be:

   This procedure MAY also be used to register information with the IANA
   about a tag defined by this document, for instance if one wishes to
   make publicly available a reference to the definition for a language
   such as sgn-US (American Sign Language). [Sec. 3, RFC 3066]

So I assume that is what is being done.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Everson" <everson at>
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Subject: sgn-MT: new RFC 3066 tag


Name of requester          : Michael Everson
E-mail address of requester: everson at
Tag to be registered       : sgn-MT

English name of language   : Maltese Sign Language

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Il-Lingwa tas-Sinjali

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Basic signs for Malta (1993). Gozo, Malta: Maltese Association for the Deaf.

Borg, A. (1988). "Formulation of Maltese Sign
Language," in Ojala, Raili, ed., Proceedings :
one world, one responsibility: X World Congress
of the World Federation of the Deaf, Espoo,
Finland, 20.-28.7.1987. Helsinki: The Finnish
Association of the Deaf.

Maltese Sign Language Dictionary:
Azzopardi-Alexander, Marie. 2002. Dizzjunarji
il-Lingwa tas-Sinjali Maltija: Annimali.
Foundation for the Development of Maltese Sign
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *
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