"mis" update review request

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Fri Apr 13 19:13:49 CEST 2007

It's fairly clear to me that mis is considered a collection in ISO 639-2: the name is "Miscellaneous languages", and by definition the use of "languages" in the name makes it a collection.

Whether the constraint "which don't belong..." is a breaking change is another question.


From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Mark Davis
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 10:06 AM
To: Frank Ellermann
Cc: ietf-languages at alvestrand.no
Subject: Re: "mis" update review request

Saying that mis is a collection is not breaking, but also not substatiated by ISO 639-2.


Saying that "which don't belong to any other collection" is a breaking change, *and* is not substantiated by ISO 639-2 at the time the code was added to the registry (or even now).

On 4/13/07, Frank Ellermann <nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de<mailto:nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de>> wrote:
Mark Davis wrote:

> We are not working with ISO 639-3 in BCP 47!

John just noted that it's exactly the same for ISO 639-2,
see <http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.ietf.languages/4443 >

To clarify it we can replace "639-3" by "639-2" in the
updated comment:

| A collection of unrelated languages which don't belong
| to any other ISO 639-2 collection


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