BCP47 Appeals process

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 18:31:45 CEST 2008

David Starner wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Yury Tarasievich
> <yury.tarasievich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do not even understand where did this "aKad" thing come from,
>> promoters being native English speakers?
> The problem is, there's lots of language versions that could be tagged
> as academy or academic. It's confusing to create a tag for one
> orthography of Belarusian and label it as academy, for the same
> reasons north, south, east, and west haven't been registered and won't
> be.

I find this unconvincing.

Such reasoning effectively forbids about every meaningful and short 
description of language variant/lingual norm etc.
Lots of those were codified in academies, and lots of those are 
distinguishable only by year-stamp, as far as the external observer is 
concerned. What of that? It's only the *sub*-tag, it has *no* meaning 
per se, without its main tag. Nor is it intended to be used separately, 
as far as I understand.

Even something like bel1959 or 1959by would be more sensible than this.


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