BCP47 Appeals process

Broome, Karen Karen_Broome at spe.sony.com
Thu Sep 18 04:03:26 CEST 2008

I disagree. The French requests were very specific to particular documented revisions of the language and these were mentioned in the original request forms. This request is different. Mark asked for a tag that covered a group of related revisions. If we go with 1959acad I think we are reinterpreting his request based on what we think he needs, not what he requested.

If we insist that the tag reference only the 1959 revision, what will we tell a requestor who wants a tag that ONLY relates to the 1959 orthographic conventions? We're not giving Mark what he requested and we may be preventing future requests that may be useful to other parties.


Karen Broome

From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Michael Everson [everson at evertype.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 3:39 PM
To: ietflang IETF Languages Discussion
Subject: Re: BCP47 Appeals process

On 17 Sep 2008, at 23:26, Peter Constable wrote:

Having a tag with a very generic mnemonic value, "academy", but which is restricted to a very specific semantic will not be particularly convenient for global users. It would really help if the subtag somehow reflected more specifically the identity of the institution in question. Somehow, it shouldn't be hard to come up with a 5-8 alpha subtag more specifically indicative of "Institute of Linguistics of Academy of Sciences of Belarus" than is "academy". I still think something along the lines of "beacad" or "acadbe" or "acadscbe" (or any of several other possibilities) would be better.

That refers to an institution, not to an orthographic specification. Our informant, when asked for a reference, gave us one from 1959 which (he said) covers the previous period and the subsequent period authoritatively. That is the kind of specification we had for French earlier. If the institution publishes a new reform in 2010 and it needs a subtag because it is different from the one we have now, then acad2010 can easily apply to it.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com<http://www.evertype.com/>

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