Fixing the lost el-Latn

John Cowan cowan at
Sun Mar 26 20:43:24 CEST 2006

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> I really don't see what the problem is.  The standard (lowercase 's') 
> for Internet language tagging is now RFC 3066bis, which allows "el-Latn" 
> as a generative tag.  Only those applications that support RFC 1766 and 
> RFC 3066 registered tags, but do not support RFC 3066bis, are affected 
> by the failure of IANA to add "el-Latn" to the tag registry.

Which is to say, all of them.  Unfortunately, nobody can support RFC 3066bis,
because it still has no official RFC number.

John Cowan  cowan at
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