Reactions on the WiktionaryZ answers
cowan at ccil.org
Tue Nov 14 06:32:36 CET 2006
Gerard Meijssen scripsit:
> WiktionaryZ will include words that are from orthographies like the 1996
> or the 2006 Dutch "Groene boekje" but also the competing "Witte
> spelling". This level of granularity is as far as I can see currently
> lacking from both IANA and ISO-639-6.
Competing orthographies that are actually in use (i.e. not mere proposals
with no actual support) can be added to the IANA registry easily,
using the same mechanism as dialects.
> SIL maintains the ISO-639-3. ISO-639-3 includes many dead languages. I
> am sure that there is not much experience requesting new languages from
> SIL. By being the sole maintainer of this standard they will be
> responsible in performing their task I imagine. Given the low number of
> languages in ISO-639-2 I have little to go on that the expansion by
> requesting new languages worked well.
639-2 and 639-3 have different roots, and a lot of work has been
done to make them compatible. Ancient and artificial languages,
by the way, are registered by Language List, which serves as a
sub-registrar to SIL.
> I do not fear that either the ISO-639-3 or the ISO-639-6 codes will
> change. This is as likely as I expect this to happen for IANA subtags.
Neither one is subject to change.
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