Proposal for a subtag registration (fr-2004-ORTOGRAF)
bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Dec 11 13:14:48 CET 2007
On Sat, Dec 08, 2007 at 12:46:27AM +0000,
Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote
a message of 47 lines which said:
> so far this French alternative orthography is not well-enough
> attested, and is being proposed by its own inventor.
To put things into perspective, what problem do we try to solve by
limiting registrations to variants that have a sizable user base,
The size of the registry (hardly a problem at the time of YouTube
The difficulty of maintaining a large registry?
The risk that some people would laugh at us if we register "vanity
I candidly ask this because RFC 4646 never mentions the criteria of
"well-enough attested use". It just says "This requirement is not
intended to exclude particular languages or dialects due to the size
of the speaker population or lack of a standardized orthography.
Minority languages will be considered equally on their own merits."
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