[Ltru] Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes

Debbie Garside debbie at ictmarketing.co.uk
Thu Mar 23 17:55:52 CET 2006

In my experience, you can either do things in an ad hoc way or a structured
way; I'm for the latter.

You don't have to avail yourselves of my services, but I would highly
recommend that you set up liaisons with UN and ISO 3166-1 (obviously ISO 639
and 15924 are well covered).  That way, participants can instigate requests,
via or with assistance from their liaisons, for changes/additions to code
via the MA/RA's, as has recently occurred with for instance "no linguistic
content" and Guernsey etc, as well as keeping the list informed of any

You are building a whole network of applications and protocols based on
these standards it would make sense to have someone on the ground within
each one.

Best regards

Debbie Garside

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of John Cowan
> Sent: 23 March 2006 16:37
> To: Peter Constable
> Cc: IETF Languages Discussion
> Subject: Re: [Ltru] Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes
> Peter Constable scripsit:
> > I'm a little concerned with this response: It's apparent by now that
> > Michael has assumed his role has only been what it had previously
> > been, which is only to review requests posted on this list and send
> > mail to IANA when something is ready to go in the registry. We've now
> > encountered two responsibilities that are assumed in the new RFC but
> > that Michael has not been assuming. Are there any other assumptions
> > about who is doing what that we need to get out on the table?
> 3066bis says:
> # Maintenance of the registry requires that as codes are assigned or
> # withdrawn by ISO 639, ISO 15924, ISO 3166, and UN M.49, the Language
> # Subtag Reviewer MUST evaluate each change, determine whether it
> # conflicts with existing registry entries, and submit the information
> # to IANA for inclusion in the registry.
> It doesn't say that he has to notice the changes himself, as long as he
> evaluates them.  And there is even a fallback in the next sentence:
> # If a change takes place and the Language Subtag Reviewer does not
> # do this in a timely manner, then any interested party MAY use the
> # procedure in Section 3.5 (Registration Procedure for Subtags) to
> # register the appropriate update.
> We have plenty of resources to get done what needs to be done.  I don't
> see anything to worry about.
> --
> John Cowan                              <cowan at ccil.org>
> http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              http://www.ap.org
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