ISO 639 JAC decision re mo/mol
everson at evertype.com
Tue Nov 4 10:23:19 CET 2008
On 4 Nov 2008, at 06:19, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Mark Davis wrote:
>> There are, however, two changes that need to be made to the IANA
>> registry for this:
>> A. 'mo':
>> - deprecate and add preferred code "ro-Cyrl".
> Disagree. ro-MD is not necessarily written in Cyrillic. The
> Preferred-value should be "ro".
Indeed older Romanian from Romania is written in Cyrillic (Slavonic
>> B. 'ro':
>> - remove the suppress-script of Latn
> Agree, since the language is not overwhelmingly written in either
> Latin or Cyrillic.
Erm, Romanian kind of *is* overwhelmingly written in Latin.
>> - add a comment that Romanian as used in Moldavia ("ro-MD") is
>> typically called "Moldovan" or "Moldavian" and written in Cyrillic.
>> is thus generally equivalent in function to "ro-Cyrl-MD".
> Disagree. It is generally equivalent to "ro-MD".
As I said, both ro-Cyrl-RO and ro-Cyrl-MD are valid... and are not
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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