Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Sun Apr 2 01:32:10 CEST 2006

Hi -

> From: "Caoimhin O Donnaile" <caoimhin at>
> To: "Randy Presuhn" <randy_presuhn at>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 9:30 AM
> Subject: Re: Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes

> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Randy Presuhn wrote:
> > I can understand adding a comment when the absence of the comment
> > might cause someone to mis-tag data.  I don't see how that is the case
> > in this instance.
> I suppose if someone was going to tag the English language dialect
> of the Isle of Man:
> then the new codes mean that it would be tagged as en-IM, rather
> than registering a new variant code for it as for en-scouse.
> And similarly, Jèrriaises:
> which the Ethnologue classifies as a dialect of French and not a
> separate language, would be fr-JE.
> The comment might just help someone to realise that, if they
> chanced to look in the right place.

I don't see how adding the comment would lead anyone to "the
right place."  It's rather like the old joke about indexing in SNMP:
"Who's buried in Grant's tomb?"


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