More fun with descriptions: Divehi

Doug Ewell dewell at
Fri Jun 9 09:07:50 CEST 2006

As if on cue, to coincide with our lively discussion over the 
Description field, ISO 639-2/RA has added two alternative language names 
to an existing code element.

Alpha-2 code:  dv
Alpha-3 code:  div
Old name:  Divehi
New name:  Divehi; Dhivehi; Maldivian

So a pertinent question for us would be whether we should amend the 
language subtag for Divehi by adding two new lines, as follows (note 
that this is not a registration form):

Type: language
Subtag: dv
Description: Divehi
Description: Dhivehi       <- new line
Description: Maldivian     <- new line
Added: 2005-10-16
Suppress-Script: Thaa

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California, USA 

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