New registry almost up to date; one minor glitch

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Aug 1 05:55:40 CEST 2009

Thanks to the quick help of IANA, the new 4646bis Registry is almost 
completely up to date.  They have processed the three new changes to 
script subtags (Bamu, Orkh, Sarb), and they have also reinstated the six 
changes that were approved back in March and April (Lana, Lisu, Nkgb, 
Plrd, Tglg, Zinh).

There is one problem: one of the Description fields for 'Nkgb' still 
contains hex NCRs:

Description: 'Na-'Khi ²Ggŏ-¹baw

when it should be UTF-8:

Description: 'Na-'Khi ²Ggŏ-¹baw

This was my fault, since I re-submitted the original records with hex 
NCRs to IANA on Michael's behalf, and forgot that draft-4646bis makes it 
the Reviewer's responsibility to ensure the UTF-8 characters are 
correct, not IANA's responsibility to convert them.  I've sent corrected 
records to IANA, and hopefully they will be able to post another new 
Registry shortly.

Once this is done, the 4646bis-era Registry will be current with all 
approved requests, and for the first time in 3 years, I don't have to 
try to maintain a new draft Registry in parallel with the existing 4646 
Registry.  A good day for me.

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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