additions to ISO 639 and the IANA language subtag registry

Frank Ellermann nobody at
Wed Feb 22 00:04:08 CET 2006

Peter Constable wrote:

>> Everything from the source standards has to be registered
>> if there is no conflict for the given type.
> Where exactly is this stated? *That* is precisely my
> question.

First paragraph of 3.3, the Language Subtag Reviewer MUST
- evaluate each change
- determine whether it conflicts with existing registry entries
- submit the information to IANA for inclusion in the registry

Details in 3.4 clause 8 (no conflict => entered) and 10 (for a
conflict try 10.A .. 10.F) and 11 (special rules for region
codes based on UN numbers out of sync with 3166-1 countries).

                          Bye, Frank

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