Region subtags under 3066 and 3066bis (long)
cowan at ccil.org
Sun Feb 20 15:08:09 CET 2005
Frank Ellermann scripsit:
> OTOH fy-DE is ambiguous (one of two fy which are not fy-NL)
Trying to use country codes to distinguish the three fy languages,
which are radically different, is hopeless. That is the proper
domain of ISO 639-3 and the eventual RFC 3066ter.
The prototypical use of country codes is to distinguish between national
orthographical conventions, though they can be, and have been, pressed
into other service both legitimately and illegitimately (using
zh-TW for Traditional Chinese and zh-CN for Simplified Chinese being
a sterling example of the latter).
> And the population of a future FQ
> will hate the obscure UN number and you, when everybody else
> (maybe minus GG, IM, and JE) has "real" alpha-2 country codes.
Oderint dum metuant. :-)
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