Swiss german, spoken

Michael Everson everson at
Sun Jun 12 01:07:37 CEST 2005

At 16:01 -0700 2005-06-11, Randy Presuhn wrote:
>Hi -
>>  From: "Debbie Garside" <debbie at>
>>  To: "'Michael Everson'" <everson at>; "'IETF Languages 
>>Discussion'" <ietf-languages at>
>>  Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 3:47 PM
>>  Subject: RE: Swiss german, spoken
>>IMHO Requests for specifically "Written" tags and "Spoken" tags will
>>  increase in the future and it may be a wise thing to discuss this sooner
>>  rather than later. This is currently catered for within the proposed 639-6;
>>  if accepted 3066bis (or ter) will (I presume) follow suit.
>If you would like to ensure that the language tag registry has mechanisms
>to specifically support this distinction, please take your concern 
>to the ltru at
>mailing list, preferably with the specific text you'd like to add or change.
>The WG is very close to being ready for WG last call on the registry draft,
>so delay would not be good.

Oh, I'd really like to say "bollocks" to this notion of "spoken" vs 
"written". A language is a language. EVERY language can be written. 
Representation of dialect forms of written language is not a question 
of written/unwritten.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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