Proposal for a subtag registration (fr-2004-ORTOGRAF)

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Sat Dec 8 01:29:47 CET 2007

Hi -

> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at>
> To: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 2:45 PM
> Subject: Re: Proposal for a subtag registration (fr-2004-ORTOGRAF)
> So far, I consider this a vanity orthography. 
> Please supply four more books or articles written 
> in the orthography, and not from samizdat 
> publishers.

Though it would indeed be nice to have that much substantiation
of the orthography's use, I don't see how RFC 4646 sets any particular
requirement here.  Is this something where the ltru WG will need to add
guidance in the update to the BCP?

> >    6. Any other relevant information:
> >In 2004 researchers of the university of 
> >Montreal ( 
> > 
> >)
> This article is *in* standard French.

How does this constitute an objection?  There is no requirement
that descriptions of languages registered be written in that language.

> Please list 50 distinct items, be they books, websites, or software.

Where does this requirement come from?  Have similar demands
been made of other registration requests?


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