BCP47 Appeals process

Lang Gérard gerard.lang at insee.fr
Thu Sep 18 08:10:56 CEST 2008

How would you tag the obliged orthography for french inside the net, that suppress almost every diacritics and is perhaps the today most important form of written "french", FR-internet ?
Gérard LANG 

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De : ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] De la part de John Cowan
Envoyé : mercredi 17 septembre 2008 21:24
À : Yury Tarasievich
Cc : ietf-languages at iana.org
Objet : Re: BCP47 Appeals process

Yury Tarasievich scripsit:

> Now, I'd like somebody to confirm the notion of subtags having an 
> indepent scope of reference in the registry. People keep referring to 
> the Need of some universal accomodations for the rather unlikely (or
> rare) events -- like of some national academy issuing the standard for 
> some other national language. Seems not so sensible to me, but 
> possibly it's In The Rules (or in the interpretations)?

It's a matter of existing practice in this mailing list, which is run in a common-law fashion -- that is, precedents are important: though they cannot override statute law, they do explain and clarify it in binding ways.

Suppose that another orthography for French became widely popular on the Internet or elsewhere, and it became useful or necessary to distinguish between it and Academie Francaise orthography.  Then it might be sensible to have these subtags:

        1835acad, the de facto current standard

        1990acad, the official, but mostly un-adopted, current Academie
        Francaise standard

        nouvel, the Nouvel Fransé orthography).

Yet these "xxxxacad" tags would have nothing to do with the Belarusian Academy.

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