Progressing beyond borders?making subtags inclusive

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Jan 7 14:47:52 CET 2008

Stephane Bortzmeyer scripsit:

> I do not think there is an ISO-639-something on dialects and that's
> for a good reason.

ISO 639-6 will provide comprehensive coverage of language varieties using
a 4-alpha code.  Its current status is that a (non-final) draft has been
voted on but we don't yet have a report on how the vote went: possible
outcomes are a new draft, a revote, progression to a final draft, or
(in principle) termination of the effort.  Exactly how 639-6 will be
integrated into BCP 47 will be the subject of a future incarnation of
the LTRU WG.

John Cowan                                <cowan at>
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    -- Calvin, giving Newton's First Law "in his own words"

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