dewell at roadrunner.com
Mon Jan 28 15:43:31 CET 2008
John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:
> The code element is serious. The language is not.
At least the bogus language subtag "eur" will have a bogus region subtag
"EU" to go with it.
Frank Ellermann <nobody at xyzzy dot claranet dot de> wrote:
> Would this list be up to the task to register 639-3 "languages" on a
> case by case base ? Stopping 4646bis until they have a handle on such
> issues would be suboptimal.
Under RFC 4646, this list is not empowered to register 3-letter langauge
subtags that do not correspond to ISO 639-2 code elements.
Under RFC 4646bis, this list will not be empowered to register 3-letter
langauge subtags that do not correspond to ISO 639-2 or 639-3 code
Besides that, I seriously doubt we want to get into the business of
picking and choosing among 7,200 new ISO 639-3 languages. They have
made mistakes before (Amerax) and they will doubtless make mistakes
again, but do we have the resources and expertise to say we can do their
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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