Swiss German, spoken

Michael Everson everson at
Sun Jun 12 00:24:31 CEST 2005

I would like to suggest an immediate implementation of the principles 
set forth in RFC 3934 here, please. This participant has nothing but 
venom to offer to our work. Indeed, the only thing apart from venom 
on offer is unpleasant disruption of our work.

This is my opinion as the RFC 3066 Tag Reviewer.

At 22:48 +0200 2005-06-11, JFC (Jefsey) Morfin wrote:
>Dear all,
>What Doug says seems unfortunately right. If I read you all 
>correctly: Karen, who is not Peter and Mike to register for free, on 
>behalf of their corporations, entries following the rules of a 
>probably never to be RFC, is to send a letter to the Library of 
>Congress in Washington with a shipment of 50 books of a quasi never 
>printed language to wait months for this millenary core European 
>language to be registered in a Californian host created by Brother 
>Doug Engelbart and now under the disputed management  of ICANN
>I opposed most of you because I thought that Peter convinced you of 
>his ideas (which are probably correct for a printer/publisher) and 
>you understood where his strategy commercially lead you. But such a 
>vivid example of what you accept from your Draft 3066 bis shows that 
>most probably you do not have even understood this. Think of the 
>impact of this case: I will use in the slides I prepare for my July 
>1st workshop on "Referencing and Cultural Sovereignties". Because 
>what the Internet community expects from BCP 47 is precisely what 
>Karen wants: to describe how IANA easily registers tags which are 
>not listed in ISO documents and the community needs, whatever the 
>position of ISO. This will be documented in the ccTLD/NIC Draft 
>under preparation to be presented at the Luxembourg meeting. Your 
>target should not be to censor users' needs in using ISO as a 
>filter. It should be to advise users and ISO so they avoid 
>conflicts. Here you only show that either you do not want it, either 
>that you did not understand it or that you do not know how to do it.
>But this is your problem.
>FYI, we start working on the AFRAC CRC server this week. Our target 
>is to support this kind of registration by early October in an ISO 
>12620 and ISO 11179 compatible manner, through the project UNITAG. 
>It will permit a correlation with ISO 639-3, 5, 6 according to the 
>ISO 639-4 guidelines (either as discussed in Varsaw or as per a 
>working ISO 639-4 bis extension we would probably complete based 
>upon experience by the year's end). Obviously we relate this work to 
>terminology and to any language expression (scripts, signs, oral, 
>icons, restrictions and combinations) and security/confirmation 
>elements. In this we certainly consider the help from IETF, ISO, 
>UNESCO, MINC, W3C, etc. documents, but we are mainly motivated by 
>the requirements of a user-centric multilingual, multimedia, 
>multimodal, multitechnology network architecture. We hope that we 
>can come by fall with a proposition of cooperation of your IANA 
>registry for the written aspects.

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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