New item in ISO 639-2 - Zaza
addison at yahoo-inc.com
Thu Aug 24 00:45:11 CEST 2006
> But the macrolanguage in 639-3 doesn't just create itself, does it?
> Suppose -- this is my whole point really -- suppose this happened in the
> 3066ter era. The Registry would contain primary language subtags "diq"
> and "kiu". Now suppose 639-2 adds "zza" and we need to add it as well.
> We would have to reclassify "diq" and "kiu" from primary to extended,
Stability rules prevent this from happening: a subtag cannot change its
stripes, or the whole meaning of the term "stability" goes out the
window. In that case, users would need to decide if 'zza' or 'diq'/'kiu'
were more appropriate for their content. Another potential solution
would be that language subtag 'diq' might be deprecated in favor of the
prefix "zza-diq" (using a new extlang 'diq').
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
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