Sign languages

Peter Constable petercon at
Mon Feb 27 00:26:54 CET 2006

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Everson

> I am concerned about the three-letter codes for these in 639,
> however, which also seem premature to me.

What exactly do you suspect may be premature? 

> The fact that things like SignWriting exist, which enables Sign
> Languages to be actually *written* means we need to have precise and
> careful tagging for these languages, and please let us not rush.

I have no objection to waiting, but not for too long. When we get to 3066ter, either we need to have decided what to do, or we need to have decided explicitly not to have any new tags for signed languages until a future date.

Peter Constable

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