Gwich'in (was: Re: language tag en-cutspell)
randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Sat Jun 24 08:43:08 CEST 2006
Hi Doug (and others) -
> From: "Doug Ewell" <dewell at adelphia.net>
> To: <ietf-languages at iana.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 1:00 PM
> Subject: Gwich'in (was: Re: language tag en-cutspell)
> But I also asked LTRU whether the Description field was supposed to copy
> the ISO standard directly, or whether we were supposed to fix spellings
> or add alternative usages or perform ASCII folding or what. And the
> consensus came back, follow the ISO standard, even when it has something
> silly like *Gwich´in. And that is what I did -- follow the consensus.
> That was my job, as editor of a document produced by a Working Group.
Context matters. The context of that discussion was the generation of
an initial registry, not constraints on the values that could appear
in that field. The work of the ltru WG is not to second-guess
the experts on ietf-languages at iana.org. Consequently, FOR PURPOSES
OF INITIALIZING THIS FIELD IN THE REGISTRY, we chose to use the ISO data.
If ietf-languages at iana.org decides that something else would be better,
then by all means it should replace or augment the specific Descriptions
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