[rt.icann.org #3389] FW: I approve the registration of zh-cmn (Mandarin Chinese)

Addison Phillips addison.phillips at quest.com
Tue Aug 30 22:52:42 CEST 2005

Section 3 of RFC 3066 says how:
   There is no deletion of registrations; when some registered tag
   should not be used any more, for instance because a corresponding ISO
   639 code has been registered, the registration should be amended by
   adding a remark like "DEPRECATED: use <new code> instead" to the
   "other relevant information" section.

See: http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-tags

For example:

i-hak        Hakka                                   [Tai]       Deprecated use IETF zh-hakka, registered Jan. 10, 2000

And then in the registration form (for example here: http://www.iana.org/assignments/lang-tags/i-hak):

(last updated 2001-12-19)

This registration has been deprecated by IETF zh-hakka.

Name of requester          : Kai-hsu Tai
E-mail address of requester: kaihsu at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tag to be registered       : i-hak

English name of language   : Hakka

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Hak-ka-fa

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

Phang Tet-siu (1994) Thai-ka Loi Hok Hak-fa (Everybody Learn Hakka). Nam-thien Press, Taipei, Taiwan.  ISBN 957-638-017-0.

Phang Tet-siu (1996) Hak-ka-fa Fat-yim Sii-tien (Hakka Pronunciation Dictionary).  Nam-thien Press, Taipei, Taiwan. ISBN 957-638-359-5.

(created 1999-01-31)


Addison P. Phillips
Globalization Architect, Quest Software
Chair, W3C Internationalization Core Working Group

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
> Sent: 2005?8?30? 13:34
> To: IETF Languages Discussion
> Subject: Re: [rt.icann.org #3389] FW: I approve the registration of zh-cmn
> (Mandarin Chinese)
> At 16:28 -0400 2005-08-30, John.Cowan wrote:
> >Michael Everson scripsit:
> >
> >>  No, I didn't. Copying the list here to ask them what they think.
> >
> >Yes, we should deprecate zh-guoyu in favor of zh-cmn for Mandarin Chinese.
> >
> >>  Didn't we deprecate Nynorsk earlier?
> >
> >Yes, we did; we deprecated no-nyn and no-bok in favor of nn and nb
> >respectively.
> >
> >>  We should do the same thing.
> >
> >Yes.
> And how do we do that? ICANN wants to know.
> --
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