Language Subtag Registration Form: variant "signed"

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Feb 27 13:52:37 CET 2006

Michael Everson scripsit:

> I think they ought to have their own namespace (e.g., sgn-), 
> not just be lumped in with 6000 other spoken languages.  

That's suitable for RFC 3066ter, but not I think for 639-3, which is
based on a uniform 3-letter-tag namespace.

> Ethnologue taxonomy doesn't handle "signed spoken languages" well, 

Or at all, AFAIK.

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