A proposed solution for descriptions (was: Re: ISO 639 - Newitem approved - N'Ko)

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Mon Jun 12 01:11:28 CEST 2006

Kent Karlsson scripsit:
> Keld Simonsen wrote:
> > To me that wold be a wrong example, Bokmål should map to Bokmaal, and
> > then the confusion with "mal" is not applicable. "å" in general should
> > map to "aa" as this is a well known convention for the languages that
> > use the "å" letter, such as Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
> That is not done so in Swedish (nor Finnish), though in the dark ages
> of computers SOME people used that convention in Swedish too. With
> horrible results. Don't repeat that please.

Finnish doesn't use a-with-ring.

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