More new subtags

Doug Ewell dewell at
Wed Nov 28 16:17:37 CET 2007

The free service WatchThatPage alerted me to a few changes in ISO 639-2. 
Additional English names have been added for five existing language code 

bej    Beja; Bedawiyet
chp    Chipewyan; Dene Suline
ii     Sichuan Yi; Nuosu
ie     Interlingue; Occidental
pam    Pampanga; Kapampangan

In each case, the first name is what we already have in the LSR; the 
second needs to be added as a new Description field.

While I was checking these out, I noticed one other change:

arc    Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)

This is a name change from "Aramaic," and it was announced to this list 
and posted on the ISO 639-2/RA site many months ago.  I sent out a 
one-week-review notice for the revised record on 2007-08-19, but never 
followed up on it by sending the record to Michael.  I apologize for 
this lapse.

So here are the six language subtag records that need to be revised, 
posted here for a week:

Type: language
Subtag: ie
Description: Interlingue
Description: Occidental
Added: 2005-10-16
Type: language
Subtag: ii
Description: Sichuan Yi
Description: Nuosu
Added: 2005-10-16
Type: language
Subtag: arc
Description: Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Description: Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Added: 2005-10-16
Type: language
Subtag: bej
Description: Beja
Description: Bedawiyet
Added: 2005-10-16
Type: language
Subtag: chp
Description: Chipewyan
Description: Dene Suline
Added: 2005-10-16
Type: language
Subtag: pam
Description: Pampanga
Description: Kapampangan
Added: 2005-10-16

I suggest that these be submitted to IANA at the same time as the new 
ISO 15924-based script subtags, on or after 2007-12-05.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ 

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