[gnso.secretariat@gnso.icann.org: ICANN Draft Translation Programmeopen for public comment]

Frank Ellermann nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Sat Mar 1 10:49:54 CET 2008

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> Since this draft document, open to comments, talks a lot about
> human languages, I feel it is relevant here.


127 KB PDF, visible with Acroreader 8.1.2 on W2K without crash,
I didn't look for an accessible non-Proprietary Document Format. 

> Do note that the plan for language identifiers, in the current
> version, is ISO 639 (with just ISO 3166 country codes), not BCP 47 :-(

Apparently they use locale indentifiers.  After a somewhat obscure 
procedure they arrived at 11 languages for most of their purposes,
likely they don't need RFC 4646 tags for this job.  On the bright
side, no ECMA 376 numbers ;-)  Just propose RFC 4646 language tags
if you think it is important, there is a public comment forum.


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