Phonetic orthographies

Peter Constable petercon at
Tue Nov 28 04:19:36 CET 2006

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Gerard Meijssen

> ISO-639-3 does
> provide much more and clearly needed granularity and is not easily
> translated into the IANA language subtags. Given that the ISO-639-3 will
> be soon official, I hope this will coincide with an authorised list that
> maps these ISO codes to what the IETF wants us to use.

This is precisely what is being address in a revision to RFC 4646 that is currently in progress -- the most significant change being made is to make ISO 639-3 a source for language subtags in IETF language tags just like ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2.

Peter Constable

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