Pending business

Lang Gérard gerard.lang at
Tue Sep 16 16:39:38 CEST 2008

Concerning "AQ",  and with consideration to the internationaly recognized definition of this territory, a correct interpretation could be that the related languages are the 
four languages (english, french, russian, spanish) that give an official linguistic version of the Treaty on Antarctic (Washington, 1st december 1959) and of all subsequent international acts on Antarctica..
Gérard LANG

-----Message d'origine-----
De : ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] De la part de Phillips, Addison
Envoyé : lundi 15 septembre 2008 19:06
À : Ihar Mahaniok; Michael Everson
Cc : ietflang IETF Languages Discussion
Objet : RE: Pending business

No, we are discussing a subtag 'akadem' (which may be "spelled differently" upon acceptance). This subtag can then be used to form a variety of different tags, including all of the four shown below. It may not make any *sense* in some of those tags, just as the region code 'AQ' (Antarctica) rarely makes any kind of sense in a language tag. 


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages- 
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Ihar Mahaniok
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 9:22 AM
> To: Michael Everson
> Cc: ietflang IETF Languages Discussion
> Subject: Re: Pending business
> hi Michael,
> > sorry, one more clarification: both of those are just /spellings/,
> and
> > both of them can be written either Cyrillics or Latin; so both of 
> > those are script-agnostic by default; just, by matter of fact,
> they
> > are overwhelmingly written in Cyrillic.
> >
> > be-Cyrl-akadem, be-Cyrl-tarask, be-Latn-akadem, be-Latn-tarask
> are all
> > possible, though not necessary today, I believe.
> >
> > Belief is insufficient here. If you believe that all four of
> those are
> > possible, please show us examples of a sentence in each.
> That's not a problem, I can, but I don't want to steer the 
> conversation off the main topic. We are not discussing any of those 
> four now, we are discussing be-akadem (or be-academy, or be-akad, what 
> we agree upon) now, which doesn't specify script (but is Cyrillic by 
> default, propagated down from "be" tag).
> Ihar
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