Swiss german, spoken

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Sun Jun 12 18:40:20 CEST 2005

There is already a mechanism that we could press into service.

 Zxxx 997 Code for unwritten languages

so gsw-Zxxx could mean unwritten Swiss German, en-Zxxx unwritten English,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tex Texin" <tex at>
To: "Michael Everson" <everson at>
Cc: "IETF Languages Discussion" <ietf-languages at>
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 04:15
Subject: Re: Swiss german, spoken

> Michael Everson wrote:
> > "Spoken English" is not a different langage from "Written English"
> > and should not be given a code. That's just plain silly.
> Michael,
> Have you never owned a CB radio?
> You can come on back to me with your reply, good buddy, but I am
> changing my 10-20 now and can't chew the fat again until I see you on
> the flip-flop! (Unless I run into some smokies along the way!)
> Until then, its pedal to the metal.
> ;-)
> (Seriously, no reply required!)
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