dewell at roadrunner.com
Wed Jan 30 07:56:36 CET 2008
Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:
>> While my distaste for the new region subtags, and concern over the
>> instability of 639-3
> Please note that 639-3 is maintained with a careful eye toward
> stability of assigned code elements. While the overall inventory may
> and will change on a regular basis, an element once assigned will
> remain stable wrt its denotation.
"Instability" is somewhat of a fighting word, and I should have
clarified that I was talking about instability of the repertoire, not
the coding structure.
While I'm sure almost everyone understands and expects a certain amount
of activity in the standard, with languages being discovered and merging
and splitting, I can't be the only one concerned by the entries that
have should never have made it into the standard.
I do appreciate the commitment that ISO 639-3/RA has shown to maintain
stability of the coding structure.
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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