Language subtag modification request: frr Suppres-Script Latn

Doug Ewell dewell at
Sat Mar 11 07:47:48 CET 2006

Frank Ellermann <nobody at xyzzy dot claranet dot de> wrote:

> You have already stated that you're not intending to follow
> the rules.

I assume this is in relation to Michael not reaching a verdict on 
Frank's "combination request" named in the Subject line.

I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating: 
I do NOT believe it is appropriate to merge a Suppress-Script assignment 
into a registration for an ISO-based language subtag.

ISO-based subtags are supposed to be submitted and registered almost 
immediately after one of us notices they have been added to the relevant 
ISO standard.  There should be no debate about them, unless a conflict 
of some sort is suspected.

Suppress-Script proposals are open to all kinds of debate, by their 
nature, and as we have seen quite clearly over the past day.  They are 
subject to at least a two-week review period, and preferably should be 
waved in front of as many experts as possible.  They are anything but 

Mixing these two types of request is a bad idea.  Note that I'm not 
saying whether "frr" should or should not have a Suppress-Script.  Now 
that "frr" and the others have been submitted to IANA, and we should be 
expecting IANA to add them to the registry Any Day Now, we can discuss 
the S-S issues out in the open, where they belong, separate from the 
question of adding the subtags.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California, USA

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