New item in ISO 639-2 - Zaza
cowan at ccil.org
Wed Aug 23 22:16:28 CEST 2006
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> 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,
Yes, we'd have to deprecate diq and kiu in favor of zza-diq and zza-kiu
respectively. (We need to make sure our deprecation rules allow that.)
OTOH, once the 639-3/RA is up and running and participating in the
RA/JAC, such events will become less likely.
> Actually, it may be a blessing in disguise that this use case occurred
> before we start working on 3066ter.
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