Scottish English

Peter Constable petercon at
Wed Aug 22 05:47:14 CEST 2007

Perhaps not today.


From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Karen_Broome at
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:44 AM
To: Addison Phillips
Cc: IETF Languages Discussion; ietf-languages-bounces at
Subject: Re: Scottish English

I share Addison's concerns with using the 3166-2 codes. Many of these will be redundant with the ISO 639-3 codes, though this one is not.


Addison Phillips <addison at>
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08/21/2007 10:34 AM


Michael Everson <everson at>


IETF Languages Discussion <ietf-languages at>


Re: Scottish English

Michael Everson wrote:
> In ISO 3166-2 SCT means Scotland. This is superior to M.49, at least.

However, it is not permitted for registration. The shortest variant is 4
characters (if it starts with a digit) or 5 (if with a letter). We can't
register ISO 3166-2 codes anyway: they would conflict with extlang.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.
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