Principles of Operation (was: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REQUEST FORM, Erzgebirgisch)

Karen_Broome at Karen_Broome at
Wed Jan 23 18:23:15 CET 2008


Are you aware that Ethnologue currently has this dialect listed under both 
"deu" and "sxu"? There may be a regional distinction here.



"Doug Ewell" <dewell at> 
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01/23/2008 07:36 AM

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Re: Principles of Operation (was: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REQUEST FORM, 

Frank Ellermann <nobody at xyzzy dot claranet dot de> wrote:

>> it's really not problematic in any technical way.
> That you are confident that "sxu" won't result in a collision
> later isn't good enough to add "sxu" to the 4646 registry now.

I agree with Frank on this.  It is problematic in a technical way.  4646 
says it may not be done, and the latest round of changes to 639-3 shows 
there is still considerable churn in that standard.

Let's decide whether the correct prefix language is "sxu" instead of 
"de" (I think it's rather clear that it is), and if so, let's wait until 
4646bis is approved.  The LTRU chairs just reset the milestone for IETF 
Last Call for 4646bis to March 2008, so at least someone believes this 
will not be too long a wait.

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

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